My Mother-3


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My words have left me
So also my reasoning
My smile, tears and emotions
My heart has lost its voice
Since the moment you departed
I know not how to express myself.

I do not know
What happened to me
With your departure
Departed my passions to live
I don’t find enough guts
And the motivation to carry me

Your untold sufferings
Sad and gloomy smile
Tell many a story
It pricks me like a thorn
Whenever I think despite
The corona pandemic
I could have done much more
With you, a nurse had been
Since the last five and a half years
But I could not arrange one for you
During your last days and months
For which you might have silently suffered
All these only add to my agony
And tell me in many ways
I was badly lacking

When we last met
Just a few days before that dark night
I could see your aching body,
Aching heart, watery eyes
A mind not responding to me
But could do nothing
But to leave you where you were
At least with you
I could have stayed a night there
No answer to that
And it will haunt me till I breathe my last

You had to die
To tell me what a mother means
And I am that unfortunate son
Who realised it after losing everything

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-3

  1. amitapaul

    It is a clichè perhaps but it is true that a mother is a person whose real value is known only after her death . This poem echoes that almost universal sentiment

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