Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Being a Mother...

It’s true I’ve never changed diapers
But I have wiped the tears off my child’s face…

It’s true that I’ve never fed her with my own hands
But I have shopped for her supplies and cooked an occasional meal…

It’s true that I’ve never had to sing a lullaby
But I stayed awake by her side all night when she couldn’t sleep…

It’s true that I’ve never helped her with her homework
But I have done the additions, subtractions and accounting that she found difficult to manage…

It’s true I’ve never punished her for not following instructions
But I have scolded her often for not eating her meal…

It’s true I’ve never made a doll’s house for her
But I have kept the house tidy when she couldn't care less…

It’s true that I’ve been selfish and not spent enough time with her…
But she has never complained, cried or thrown a tantrum…

It’s true I’ve never played with her or taught her rhymes
But I played her favorite songs when she was low…

It’s true that she never really said that she needed me
But I knew she did…and I needed her more…

It’s true that I’ve not been able to teach her anything
But I have learned everything from being with her…

It’s true that I’ve never been pregnant
But I became a mother when I bore the news of Baba’s death to Ma

(For my mother…who let me be her child…and her mother.)

8 comments:

spiderman! said...

Possibly your best post so far.

The Ketchup Girl said...

Very touching Debo. Lovely. I welled up.

Debanjana said...

I loved this.....aar phech phech kore ektu buri pishima-der moto kadlam....good one

Shoma said...

Beautiful. I like the even-ness that comes in the equation. And it stays. Moms rock.

suranjana said...

Such a touching composition, i cudn't help becoming a bit emotional...

Mustafizur Rahaman said...

I was just going through your list of blogs and now i have no doubt why Hirok thinks you write better than him.

This is one of the best i have ever read. the way, the contrast being shown between the two characters and still the younger one was present when the older one needed her most, is simply amazing. It's a true tribute to all the mothers..

Deepmala said...

Tuli di this post is so touching & heart felt.....U r amazing

Shameek Bhattacharya said...

This is probably the best one that I have read for a long long time ..