True Love

Who else can show me true love

Other than my mother, my boon from above?

Though now in her abode heavenly,

My terrestrial and celestial muse, mum was to me eternally.

Nutritious to my soul was her love,

On earth or from high above.

She had been my every moment’s high

The life air that lifted me up to the sky.

My rock, my caring guide, my strength

Going to great length,

The morning sun shining down on me brilliantly.

My northern star, shining luminously,

In the darkest of days, indefatigably.

So graciously, so compassionately.


The warmth of her voice in my head echoes.

Her hugs and kisses bring tears to my eyes,

Making each rainy day become smiles,

Bearable, brighter,

My soul becoming warmer.

I have always felt God’s divinity

In her love beyond infinity.

Becoming my dependable source of comfort.

Rendering my world, full of purport,

My dear mum, oh my great support!


My heart for ever thanks her for shining eternally,

Her divine light on me unreservedly,

For being my main inspiration.

Noble soul for eons. even from beyond,

She had been my helper, my well-wisher,

My hope, my comforter, my selfless giver

My constant motivator, my source of power,

My greatest friend, my dear loving mother.


©Pushmaotee Subrun

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About Pushmaotee Subrun

Pushmaotee Fowdur Subrun was born in 1949 in Mauritius. She pursued higher studies in Delhi University where she graduated in English. For the past forty-four years she has worked in secondary schools, seven years of which she spent in Masvingo, Zimbabwe, teaching English in an army school. She completed her PGCE at the Mauritius Institute of Education in 1993. After her retirement, she was a member of the Council of the University of Mauritius for three years. She is currently a reader and editor in the Ministry of Arts and Culture. She has written one novel, one play and Short Stories and Fables. Her poems have featured in Setu Magazine, ‘Poetry and Creativity’ and in Atunis Poetry.

4 thoughts on “True Love

  1. Amita Paul

    A deeply felt emotional poem on maternal love . Though this poem is clearly poignantly personal to the poet it also embodies touching universal truths .

    1. Pushmaotee Subrun Post author

      Lovely to have this very motivating comment from you dear poet Amita! Thanks a lot!


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