POEM / MOTHERS-DAY

Happy Mother's Day Poem

I learned about love from you, Watching your caring ways. I learned about joy from you In fun-filled yesterdays. From you I learned forgiving Of faults both big and small. I learned what I know about living From you, as you gave life your all. The example you set is still with me I'd never want any other. I'm thankful for all that you taught me, And I'm blessed to call you "Mother." By Joanna Fuchs

Mother, you’re the angel who brought me into being and watched over me. You guided me, sheltered me, repaired and restored me. When I was lost, your focused attention and unconditional love lifted me and showed me the way. I give you the credit for the best parts of who I am today. I don’t have words or gifts, or anything that’s worth enough to let you know what having you in my life has meant to me. Happy Mother’s Day, Mom. I love you with all my heart. By Joanna Fuchs

Sluggish and tired she awakens from her sleep To go in check in on her babies she's careful and she creeps Through the open door, she sees them all snuggled close She goes into the room to cover up their little toes In the morning the noise is loud and the grits are getting cold She calls them to the table what a sight to behold The clothes she ironed carefully are dishelved and kind of loose She tells them get themselves together fix their clothes and tie their shoes In the afternoon when they're gone she still can't get any rest Because she has to go to work with her littlest baby on her chest When she gets home after scrubbing dishes, windows and floors She takes the little money she has and sends them to the stores They forget the bacon and onions and the greens don't taste good And it's too late at night to send them back out in that neighborhood So in despair she weeps with her hands up to her eyes And in comes her husband with pizza and it takes her by surprise After their nice hot bath and tucks them in for the night And finally lays down and turns off her kerosene light And in her dreams she holds her children and to her they snuggle This is just one day in the life of a mother's endless struggle

Memories of another time still come To me and fill my mind, with thoughts Of you when you were young. I lie awake 'Till the morning sun comes creeping Through my window shade, as I dwell upon Mistakes I've made. What I would give to Go back in time and feel your little Hand in mine. To cherish each fast and Fleeting day. To hold you close and kiss Away, each pain that life will have in Store and try to give you so much more. You are part and will always be, imbedded in the soul of me. While I'm Here, I want to say, that I've loved you Each and every day and when my time on Earth is gone. The privilege was mine to have been your Mom.

आदि से अंत तक शून्य से ब्रह्म तक ज़िन्दगी के प्रथम स्वप्न से हो शुरू आस की डोर में सांझ में भोर में तुम ही मेरी सखा, तुम ही मेरी गुरू तुम ही आराध्य हो तुम सहज साध्य हो प्रेरणा धड़कनों के सफ़र की तुम्हीं पथ संभाव्य में मन के हर काव्य में एक संकल्प लेकर बसी हो तुम्हीं दर्द की तुम दवा पूर्व की तुम हवा चिलबिलाती हुई धूप छांह हो सृष्टि आरंभ तुमसे तुम्हीं पर ख़तम बस तुम्हारा ही विस्तार सातों गगन एक तुम आरुणी एक तुम वारुणी एक तुम ही हवा एक तुम ही अगन सृष्टि की तुम सृजक प्यास को तुम चषक मेरे अस्तित्व का तुम ही आधार हो बिन तुम्हारे कभी चंद्रमा न रवि है अकल्पित कहीं कोई संसार हो हर घड़ी, एक क्षण एक विस्तार, तृण जो भी है पास में तुमने हमको दिया किंतु हम भूलते दंभ में झूलते साल में एक दिन याद तुमको किया कैसी है ये सदी कैसी है त्रासदी भूल जाते हैं कारण हमारा है जो हैं ऋणी अंत तक प्राण के पंथ पर सांस हर एक माता तुम्हारी ही हो - राकेश खंडेलवाल

अंधियारी रातों में मुझको थपकी देकर कभी सुलाती कभी प्यार से मुझे चूमती कभी डाँटकर पास बुलाती कभी आँख के आँसू मेरे आँचल से पोंछा करती वो सपनों के झूलों में अक्सर धीरे-धीरे मुझे झुलाती सब दुनिया से रूठ रपटकर जब मैं बेमन से सो जाता हौले से वो चादर खींचे अपने सीने मुझे लगाती -अमित कुलश्रेष्ठ

Mom, you're a wonderful mother, So gentle, yet so strong. The many ways you show you care Always make me feel I belong. You're patient when I'm foolish; You give guidance when I ask; It seems you can do most anything; You're the master of every task. You're a dependable source of comfort; You're my cushion when I fall. You help in times of trouble; You support me whenever I call. I love you more than you know; You have my total respect. If I had my choice of mothers, You'd be the one I'd select! By Joanna Fuchs

Mom, from the time I was really young, I realized I had someone...you, who always cared, who always protected me, who was always there for me no matter what. You taught me right from wrong, and pushed me to do the right thing, even when it was hard to do. You took care of me when I was sick, and your love helped make me well. You had rules, and I learned that when I obeyed them, my life was simpler, better, richer. You were and are the guiding light of my life. My heart is filled with love for you, my teacher, my friend, my mother. By Karl and Joanna Fuchs

Her hands held me gently from the day I took my first breath. Her hands helped to guide me as I took my first step. Her hands held me close when the tears would start to fall. Her hands were quick to show me that she would take care of it all. Her hands were there to brush my hair, or straighten a wayward bow. Her hands were often there to comfort the hurts that didn't always show. Her hands helped hold the stars in place, and encouraged me to reach. Her hands would clap and cheer and praise when I captured them at length. Her hands would also push me, though not down or in harm's way. Her hands would punctuate the words, just do what I say. Her hands sometimes had to discipline, to help bend this young tree. Her hands would shape and mold me into all she knew I could be. Her hands are now twisting with age and years of work, Her hand now needs my gentle touch to rub away the hurt. Her hands are more beautiful than anything can be. Her hands are the reason I am me.

तुम्ही मिटाओ मेरी उलझन कैसे कहूँ कि तुम कैसी हो कोई नहीं सृष्टि में तुम-सा माँ तुम बिलकुल माँ जैसी हो। ब्रह्मा तो केवल रचता है तुम तो पालन भी करती हो शिव हरते तो सब हर लेते तुम चुन-चुन पीड़ा हरती हो किसे सामने खड़ा करूँ मैं और कहूँ फिर तुम ऐसी हो। माँ तुम बिलकुल माँ जैसी हो।। ज्ञानी बुद्ध प्रेम बिना सूखे सारे देव भक्ति के भूखे लगते हैं तेरी तुलना में ममता बिन सब रुखे-रुखे पूजा करे सताए कोई सब के लिए एक जैसी हो। माँ तुम बिलकुल माँ जैसी हो।। कितनी गहरी है अदभुत-सी तेरी यह करुणा की गागर जाने क्यों छोटा लगता है तेरे आगे करुणा-सागर जाकी रही भावना जैसी मूरत देखी तिन्ह तैसी हो। माँ तुम बिलकुल माँ जैसै हो।। मेरी लघु आकुलता से ही कितनी व्याकुल हो जाती हो मुझे तृप्त करने के सुख में तुम भूखी ही सो जाती हो। सब जग बदला मैं भी बदला तुम तो वैसी की वैसी हो। माँ तुम बिलकुल माँ जैसी हो।। तुम से तन मन जीवन पाया तुमने ही चलना सिखलाया पर देखो मेरी कृतघ्नता काम तुम्हारे कभी न आया क्यों करती हो क्षमा हमेशा तुम भी तो जाने कैसी हो। माँ तुम बिलकुल माँ जैसी हो।। -शास्त्री नित्यगोपाल कटारे

चिंतन दर्शन जीवन सर्जन रूह नज़र पर छाई अम्मा सारे घर का शोर शराबा सूनापन तनहाई अम्मा उसने खुद़ को खोकर मुझमें एक नया आकार लिया है, धरती अंबर आग हवा जल जैसी ही सच्चाई अम्मा सारे रिश्ते- जेठ दुपहरी गर्म हवा आतिश अंगारे झरना दरिया झील समंदर भीनी-सी पुरवाई अम्मा घर में झीने रिश्ते मैंने लाखों बार उधड़ते देखे चुपके चुपके कर देती थी जाने कब तुरपाई अम्मा बाबू जी गुज़रे, आपस में- सब चीज़ें तक़सीम हुई तब- मैं घर में सबसे छोटा था मेरे हिस्से आई अम्मा - आलोक श्रीवास्तव

I would do just about anything you'd ask, For you there's nothing I wouldn't do, there's no such task. I would walk without my shoes to the end of the Earth, I would give up anything I had to, to teach you self worth. I would hold your hand every minute of every day, But I won't because I know you need to find your own way. I would surely bear the heartache of your first love that's real, Even though I can't, I will naturally feel as you feel. I would sell my soul if it would keep you happy forever, I would give my right arm to keep us forever together. I would run a hundred miles up-hill in the rain, Just to guarantee that you will never feel pain. I would laugh with you even if I was sad, I will give you a smile even if I'm mad. I can only accept your mistakes with a grin on my face, I will guide you in correcting them, but at your own pace. I will guide you through life, as this world can get quite wild, Just don't you ever forget that you will always be my child.

How did you find the energy, Mom To do all the things you did, To be teacher, nurse and counselor To me, when I was a kid. How did you do it all, Mom, Be a chauffeur, cook and friend, Yet find time to be a playmate, I just can’t comprehend. I see now it was love, Mom That made you come whenever I'd call, Your inexhaustible love, Mom And I thank you for it all. By Joanna Fuchs

From the moment you were born I knew what love was really about I loved you more than anything Beyond the shadow of a doubt The bond I felt was unbreakable And instantly I knew That I would spend eternity Thanking God for my miracle, you Time has quickly passed us by And now you're quite the little lady But in my eyes you will always be My precious little baby One day in the future God will bless you with a miracle too Then you will know the depth of love That I will always have for you I will be here for you always And forever and a day Loving you unconditionally Every step along the way

थोड़ी थोड़ी धूप निकलती थोड़ी बदली छाई है बहुत दिनों पर आज अचानक अम्मा छत पर आई है! शॉल सरक कर कांधों से उजले पाँवों तक आया है यादों के आकाश का टुकड़ा फटी दरी पर छाया है पहले उसको फ़ुर्सत कब थी छत के ऊपर आने की उसकी पहली चिंता थी घर को जोड़ बनाने की बहुत दिनों पर धूप का दर्पण देख रही परछाई है! बहुत दिनों पर आज अचानक अम्मा छत पर आई है! सिकुड़ी सिमटी उस लड़की को दुनिया की काली कथा मिली पापा के हिस्से का कर्ज़ मिला सबके हिस्से की व्यथा मिली बिखरे घर को जोड़ रही थी काल चक्र को मोड़ रही थी लालटेन-सी जलती-बुझती गहन अंधेरे तोड़ रही थी सन्नाटे में गूँज रही वह धीमी-सी शहनाई है! बहुत दिनों पर आज अचानक अम्मा छत पर आई है! दूर गाँव से आई थी वह दादा कहते बच्ची है चाचा कहते भाभी मेरी फूलों से भी अच्छी है दादी को वह हँसती-गाती अनगढ़-सी गुड़िया लगती थी छोटा मैं था- मुझको तो वह आमों की बगिया लगती थी जीवन की इस कड़ी धूप में अब भी वह अमराई है! बहुत दिनों पर आज अचानक अम्मा छत पर आई है! नींद नहीं थी लेकिन थोड़े छोटे-छोटे सपने थे हरे किनारे वाली साड़ी गोटे-गोटे सपने थे रात रात भर चिड़िया जगती पत्ता-पत्ता सेती थी कभी-कभी आँचल का कोना आँखों पर धर लेती थी धुंध और कोहरे में डूबी अम्मा एक तराई है! बहुत दिनों पर आज अचानक अम्मा छत पर आई है! हँसती थी तो घर में घी के दीए जलते थे फूल साथ में दामन उसका थामे चलते थे धीरे धीरे घने बाल वे जाते हुए लगे दोनों आँखों के नीचे दो काले चाँद उगे आज चलन से बाहर जैसे अम्मा आना पाई है! पापा को दरवाज़े तक वह छोड़ लौटती थी आँखों में कुछ काले बादल जोड़ लौटती थी गहराती उन रातों में वह जलती रहती थी पूरे घर में किरन सरीखी चलती रहती थी जीवन में जो नहीं मिला उन सबकी माँ भरपाई है! बहुत दिनों पर आज अचानक अम्मा छत पर आई है! बड़े भागते तीखे दिन वह धीमी शांत बहा करती थी शायद उसके भीतर दुनिया कोई और रहा करती थी खूब जतन से सींचा उसने फ़सल फ़सल को खेत खेत को उसकी आँखें पढ़ लेती थीं नदी नदी को रेत रेत को अम्मा कोई नाव डूबती बार बार उतराई है! बहुत दिनों पर आज अचानक अम्मा छत पर आई है! - सुधांशु उपाध्याय

Mother's Day brings to mind The thousands of things you did for me that helped make me happier, stronger and wiser, because I had you as a role model. I'm grateful for all the times you healed my hurts and calmed my fears, so that I could face the world feeling safe and secure. I'm thankful for all you showed me about how to love and give-- lessons that now bring so many blessings to me each and every day. Your sacrifices and unselfishness did not go unnoticed, Mom. I admire you, I respect you, I love you. And I'm so glad you're my mother! Happy Mother's Day! By Joanna Fuchs

You brought me my first toy, My first bike and baseball glove. You filled my heart with joy, And you filled my life with love. You taught me how to count, And how to say my ABC's, How to say "You're Welcome," "Thank You," and "Pretty Please." You taught me "Our Father," And "Hail Mary, Full of Grace," And how to greet a neighbor, With a smile and embrace. You taught me that all things, Come from Jesus up above. But most of all, sweet Mother, You taught me how to love. You taught me that all leprechauns, Possessed a pot of gold. And that they had these unicorns, Back in the days of old. You taught me that a fantasy, Could end up with a scream. You taught me not to give up, Not to give up on a dream. You taught me words of wisdom, And tended to my every need. You gave me all the tools, That a man needs to succeed. You filled my world with laughter, And you brightened up my world. And these are the reasons why, You're my best and favorite girl.

I watched my Mom fill out an application. I looked at the line that asks about past professions. I thought to myself, that space is too small To write down what she's been, to cover it all. She was a nurse when I fell and scraped my knee. She was a maid when I didn't wipe my feet. She was a designer when my clothes didn't match. She was a tailor when my pants needed a patch. She was a teacher when I asked a question. She was a priest when I had a confession. She was a psychiatrist when I came home crying. She was a preacher when I got caught lying. She was a singer when she sung me to sleep. She was a lifeguard when she said the water's too deep. There are many more, yet the best one to me, She was a best friend and mine forever she'll be.