My Mother-2


     ମୋ ବୋଉ 

Minutes and hours have passed
Since you left this world
Where you were my mother
I was your erring son
The situation has not changed
The same darkness all over
No trace of the sun as yet

When I look at your room
Where you recited and let us listen to
Most of the mythologies including
The epics Ramayan and Mahabharat
Among your listeners
I am probably the lone survivor
I see that empty cot
Where we had shared so much time
So much of love, life and smile
Where you used to sit and sleep
Wherefrom you shower on all of us
Your love and affection
Guidance and concern

Since the last five and a half years
You were confined to bed
But you were always lively
And full of grace
When l met you last
I could never think
Your days were numbered
And I will lose you,
My heaven on earth forever

Since months
I was feeling restless
I used to get up from sleep
And feel a sad melancholy deep within
A fear constantly haunted me
As if I was going to lose something precious
Something very special, very different
Something more than me and my life
Nothing can be as precious as you, my mother
My heart and soul, life and breath
My earth below and sky over

Now It is all over
My relationship with you for years
Ended in ashes and smokes
Tell me! how can I live
The rest of my life
When there is no you, my mother?

Smruti Ranjan Mohanty

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About Smruti

Smruti Ranjan Mohanty, O.F.S, son of Raj Kishore and Shantilata Mohanty, born at Padmapur, Jagatsinghpur, Odisha on 1.1.1963 is a multilingual poet, essayist and writer. He is a published poet and writer and a featured poet of PENTASI B World Friendship Poetry. His writings include essays, short stories, poems and novels which are published in newspapers and in various national and international magazines, journals and anthologies. Working as Finance Officer in Govt of Odisha, he writes extensively on life, its beauty and intricacies which are widely acclaimed. Poems are published in Mother Anthology by Hall of Poets, Voices of Aspirants by Poetry Planet, Mother by Poetry for Peace, Let the men speak for peace, Aroma of wilting petals, Anupam Bharat, Sourav, The Rock Pebbles, Symphony of Souls, Serious &Hilarious, Heartistry, World poetry on let there be peace, Complexion based discrimination global insight, Thought and Nature Anthology, New Creative Anteriority, Spring Window to peace, Indo African Anthology, Love at first sight, Spilling Essences, You and Me, A new beginning, Heart to Heart, Only you, My Valentine, Whispering Hearts, Poetic Rainbow, Fragrance of Asia, The Harmony, Sahitya Anand, East meets the West, Symphony of Peace, Pearls of Poesy, Ambrosia, International Anthology on Autism, Stars, Sky and Poiesis, Rain Drops of Love, Smrutire Parijat, Peace Lover, GloMag, Feb 2019, Tranquil Muse, Medley of Melodies, Nostalgia, Rise to Higher Essence, Cherry Toppings, Inked Thoughts, Whispering Poiesis, Rippling of Peace, Creative Anteriority, World for Piece, Traumas on Widows, Holistic Healing of Widow, The Global Literati Insights Research Journal, 1st issue 2018 etc. Poems are also featured in online magazines like, our poetry archive, GloMag etc., Poem, Destiny poets, Different truths,

1 thought on “My Mother-2

  1. amitapaul

    Yet another elegy by this poet for his recently departed mother , this poem shows how lost a person can feel at any age on losing one of the two authors of his being – his parents


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