My mother-6

MY MOTHER-6

Is it so easy to change habits
Which have been part of you and your life
Is it possible to get the heart out of you
While still alive?
But I am alive though my heart had been
burnt long since

For years I used to ring you twice
After reaching home and
Before leaving for office
Whenever I was late,
I always got your call
There has been no deviation
For the last seventeen years
But I am waiting for your ring
Since that night
But no ring from your side
Have you forgotten me?
Don’t you know
How horrible I feel
When I do not get you over the phone?
I am sorry my mother
There has been no ring from my side either

There have been thundershowers
Since you left
I know how horrible you felt
When I was outside
During sun, rain and wind
You used to ask each and everyone including me
To know every bit of me and my safety
I know how restless you were
Till I was safely home

Always been by my side
In my sorrow and happiness
None like you, none can be
You know no one can be like you
Never leave me in my hours of distress
Be with me as before here and hereafter
Since time immemorial you have been
My mother, I am your erring son
Nothing can define me better.
The soul of my soul
Lead me from my heart
Where always you are my divine 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 atunispoetry.com, our poetry archive, GloMag etc., Poem hunter.com, Destiny poets, Different truths, YouTube.com.etc Website-smrutiweb.wordpress.com

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