Ma—the Miracle!

Mothers— silent miracles of God!

Storms, summers, winters

you are sheltered for life

under their kind eyes

and outstretched arms!

Like a tree slim, gnarled

they always give shade

and fresh breath


comfort to the world-weary

and wounded bodies

through healing hands

and un-seeing eyes that see

a lot!

When the old tree is abruptly—-

taken down

by the fierce tempest

raging around in the solitude,

on a cloudy afternoon

or a lonely dusk in the metro-city,

you stand exposed

and totally lost

among the ruins of the

bleeding hearts—forever!

@Sunil Sharma

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About Sunil Sharma

Sunil Sharma is Mumbai-based senior academic, critic, literary editor and author with 22 published books: Seven collections of poetry; three of short fiction; one novel; a critical study of the novel, and, eight joint anthologies on prose, poetry and criticism, and, one joint poetry collection. He is a recipient of the UK-based Destiny Poets’ inaugural Poet of the Year award---2012. His poems were published in the prestigious UN project: Happiness: The Delight-Tree: An Anthology of Contemporary International Poetry, in the year 2015. Sunil edits the English section of the monthly bilingual journal Setu published from Pittsburgh, USA: For more details, please visit the website:

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