For You Dear Daughter…
Hearts keep brimming up with emotions
and eyes become misty with tears,
whenever attempts are made to describe
the precious bond between a mother and her child,
each baby, a blessing from the heavens
to make an ordinary woman the epitome of divine.
How vividly i can still remember
the day I first held you in my arms,
after a ten month journey of trepidation and worries
while eagerly waiting for the first glimpse of your face,
before you came as an answer to all my humble prayers
like a mystic temple bell’s auspicious chime.
Soon I began to hear your resolute cries
that could only be hushed by my warmth,
and saw smiles that melted all tiredness
of hectic mornings and sleepless nights,
as I gleefully surrendered my heart forever
to you who had just entered my life.
I can never describe what you mean to me
because I find no words endearing enough,
as your each little milestone created a mighty surge of pride
in my mind submerged wholly in your thoughts,
as you kept adding in your own inimitable way
new meanings to my monotonous days.
Through your innocent gestures you taught me
priceless lessons on unconditional love,
while I tried to reciprocate that infinite trust
in your little eyes which always regarded me as perfect,
as my days and nights got entirely eclipsed by
the delights and sacrifices of motherhood.
How quickly these days roll by,
the sand trickling steadily through destiny’s hourglass,
as I keep watching your blossoming individuality
like the unfurling of a unique flower’s petals,
as you begin to add newfound priorities to your little world
while remaining eternally at the center of mine.
© Anjana Vipin E
(Written for my daughter on her 6th birthday)