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Ode to My Child

by Rrashima Swaarup Verma
(Gurgaon, India)

It was a sun kissed day in spring,
A joy that I had never known
My heart as though, would burst to sing!
The world was all my very own

The first time that I held you close,
And took your tiny hand in mine
The bliss that just a mother knows,
And yet cannot, in words, define

The first time that you smiled at me,
It was a toothless grin
For me it was the ecstasy,
Of a new life to begin

The first words that you ever spoke,
Were jumbled bits of sounds
For me, a sense of worth awoke,
My joy just knew no bounds

How can I now in words explain?
That every time you cry
My heart constricts in utter pain,
Myself, I know not why

As night time comes, I hold you near,
And sing you lullabies
To drive away your every fear,
You dream of sunny skies

Oh, child of mine, forever on,
In far more ways than one
I love you more with every dawn,
And every rising sun

A wish, a prayer, a song to sing,
A lifetime full of smiles
A love beyond just everything,
From a mother to her child

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Dec 22, 2019
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Beautiful!!
by: Your Name: Preety Tyagi

So beautifully put. Love it...

Dec 22, 2019
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Beautiful!
by: Parul Taneja

Your words so beautifully express the feeling of a mother! Love it

Dec 21, 2019
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Beautiful. So touching
by: Kaashik Bansal

So simply put, so beautiful

Dec 21, 2019
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Heartwarming
by: Shirley

True expression of a mother for her child. Beautiful feelings aptly put in words.

Dec 21, 2019
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Heart touching
by: Your Name:Sumita

Very precise and accurate description of a mother’s feeling for the off spring. Full of love and compassion, every word resonates with the joy of motherhood. Great one Rashima..

Dec 21, 2019
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Moved me intensely
by: Swapn

I was moved by the feelings the love and the genuineness of the expressions. Most mothers feel the way the poetess has conveyed but the ability to put it down with such honesty and realism is remarkable

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