Wearing the Crown of Motherhood

The first sparks of life from a tiny bundle of cells,

Product of blissful love, hope and chiming bells,

I know when the nausea and giddiness will go soon,

I shall wear the crown of motherhood and be on the moon,

With the strength of motherhood, already protecting you from the world’s threat,

With the purest love, my darling, you will always hold my heart!


©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.

6 thoughts on “Wearing the Crown of Motherhood

  1. amitapaul

    A deeply sentimental exposition of motherhood as experienced for the first time , this poem is full of promise for the future .

  2. Jagdish Singh Ramana

    “Wearing the Crown of Motherhood”- beautifully expressed the psyche of a mother having a fetus.


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