Mamma

My mamma she’s a good woman,
& I can say the same for daddy
In order to make ends meet,
She made the choice to marry
Though she isn’t admitting it, she treats it like a job
Where she comes from, it’s what she learnt
She saw no other way out

As a little girl, we fought a lot
I called her ugly names & what not
Though she hurt real bad & it made her kind of sad
She always listened patiently,
Hoping that I would one day learn
To see the world with empathy

Through the years, even as my resentment grew
She knew one day I’d see her point of view
From toys to boys, through the tears and the lies
and behavior that was particularly strange
She’d laugh it off, telling family and staff
It’s what rebellious children tend to do

I often saw her crying, seldom saw her grieving
Living with a sense of hope, always believing
Wiping my tears through all the names I called her
Quelling my fears, through the tricks fate played on her
I never sensed she was having a rough timE
Engrossed as I was, in the movie of my life

Now my time has come, to give her something back,
She’s a proud woman, says there’s nothing she lacks,
What she did for us, all mamma’s do for their own
She can put up her feet, now that we have grown
She wants to enjoy the pitter patter of tiny little feet
I know the time has come, for me to take her seat

My mamma she’s a good woman,
& mamma I’d like to thank you,
for all the things in life you couldn’t do.
for the woman you turned me into.
for all the love you put inside of me,
for gifting me my destiny
Mamma, today, I feel honoured to tell you
 I’m proud of walking in your shoes.

27 thoughts on “Mamma”

  1. I enjoyed every word of your poem and cursed myself for not having the talent of expressing my feelings in words. It is all God’s grace and elders’Blessings. You are your mother’s pride. God Bless you. Keep writing such beautiful, expressive and touching poems.God Bless you.Love. thanks for writing such a touching poem on the eve of MOTHERS’DAY’I am also a proud mother of many talented children.

  2. Every woman maketh a mother at some time or the other. And it is but a myth that mamas know it all. But it is a fact that all mamas only mean their babies well.
    Beautifully written Suchitra keep it going )))))

  3. Hi Suchitra,

    Very nice poem…..Happy Mother’s Day to you and your daughter….God bless you both.

  4. hai suchi,
    nice words.

    we realize their worth more when we become mother ourselves. Then the depth of that relation grows more.

  5. Well done. Consider yourself fortunate to serve your mother. During your old age, this will give you confident that you have done your duty to your mother! Best wishes to you.

  6. Very touching poem, maybe your daughter would grow up to be as proud of you one day. God bless you both.

  7. Hey Suchitra Arvindra Kanwal from Hyderabad Estate here 🙂 Great blogging and on a business note I am building out a New web and mobile portal and wanted to discuss with you a role in the same .Can I have some contacts to connect
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    Arvindra

  8. hello mam….
    i hv recently watched u in kabhi hann kabhi naa…it ws a nice 1..afterthat i want to know abt u in nowdays so i found this blog..why r u disappear from film career ,,,i think u may got some more offer those days..hmmm i also couldnot found ur any photos .i exactly want to see how u look nw a days…

  9. mamma I’d like to thank you,
    for all the things in life you couldn’t do.

    I’m going to dedicate that to my mother. Beautifully written 🙂

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