My mother-5


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Present too much to bear
Future not in vision
Past is my only resort
Where lies the beauty of your touch
My life and love with all its colours

My mother! come near
Take me in your lap
Touch me, touch my body and mind
Tell me a story, I will be in your land of wonder
Don’t leave me alone, be with me
I want to bathe in your love once more

I was told
When I was a kid of some months and years
In one side was Yama, Lord of death
On the other side you my loving mother
The tug of war was for years
You made your days and nights speak
Without caring for your bare needs
The Lord of death had to run away
And your unmatched love and commitment
Brought me safe from the jaws of death.

You were on medicine and surgery
With an ailing heart and dwindling brain
You had been fighting against multiple ailments
For twenty-seven years
You fought like a lioness against the tigress
With equal ease and smile on lips
In your last battle
For the first time, I was not with you
Is it the reason my maa
For which you had given up
And the Lord of death got the better of you?

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,

2 thoughts on “My mother-5

  1. Amita Paul

    Once again an emotional outpouring on one of the poet’s favourite subjects of filial vis a vis maternal love .


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