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Saturday, December 14, 2013

I wrote this poem long back, and I love it. I would like to dedicate this poem to all mothers, would-be mothers, those who recently became one and to their lovely daughters. Most importantly this poem is dedicated to the wonderful and unmatched relationship a mother and a daughter share with each other...

Special Dedication to My Mom and my late Nani (grandma)! As my mom says that our relationship is so much like she shared with her mom. And every mother goes through similar fears and dreams for her daughter irrespective of the era she is living in. Needless to say that I love mine a lot. Here is the write up:

मैं तेरे आँगन में
खेला करती थी माँ
मेरे आँगन में
अब खेल रही है
मेरी बिटिया.

तू जैसे भूख-प्यास
समझा करती थी मेरी
मैं भाग रही हूँ
चिंता में खाना लेकर
उसके पीछे

पाला तूने मुझको 
हर धूप में छाया देकर
मैं भी देकर 
छाया उसको
जी जाउंगी
वो ही जीवन.

देख रही हूँ अब
अपना अतीत 
और उसका भविष्य-
कैसे जाया करती थी
मैं पढ़ने
वापिस आकर
घंटों बतियाया करती
खेला करती थी
तेरे संग
वैसे ही पनपेगा उसका बचपन
थोड़ा-थोड़ा करके
समय चक्र दोहराएगा
वो ही सब
और देखते देखते
बड़ी हो जाएगी
मेरी भी बिटिया

हर रात डर से
मैं भी जागा करुँगी
और सुबह देखूंगी
फिर कुछ सपने
मैं उससे
और वो मुझसे
करेगी वो ही बातें
जैसे मैं और तू
बांटा करते थे
अपने कुछ डर और किस्से

हो जाएगी
वो भी एक दिन
आगे बढ़ने को तैयार
पीछे छोड़
अपना यह बचपन

इस ह्रदय को
करके कठोर
मैं फिर लडूंगी
अपने हर भय से
तेरी ही तरह माँ
और आगे उड़ जाएगी
मेरी बिटिया

Image courtesy:
पर प्रेम-डोर से
बंधी रहेगी वो
हमारी ही तरह
फिर एक दिन
उसके घर में
उसकी बिटिया

जैसे तू भी खेला
करती होगी माँ
अपनी माँ के आंगन में...


  1. Excellent. That is what happens in a clock, after a frequency it comes back to a position...

    1. Thankyou Jaideep. Truly said- After a frequency a clock comes back to same position; our lives somewhere move in that fashion!

  2. Wow.. Shesha this is awesome, i can so well connect. Nice one!

    1. I am glad Shiney that you could connect to it! Thankyou :)

  3. Very nicely written Shesha.....its a story knitted in the poem...vo kya kehte hain hidni me...bahut hi umda rachna!!!

    1. Thankyou so much Hemant for warm and motivating comment! I am glad you liked it!

  4. Read your poem . As usual its very well written . your choice of words and how you string them together is awesome . Few months back My younger brother was blessed with a baby girl . i have him and his wife from close quarter in this time . How parenthood empact them , how it make them relaize the feeling they never know they were capable of , how it make them vulnerable and how it bring them closer to our own parents . its surreal to see this in my brother . you captured that surrealist feeling very nicely

    1. And that's why i love the feedback from you. It makes my efforts worthwhile when you connect these write ups with the world around you. Indeed parenthood brings us closer to our parents. We see how much efforts and love our parents poured in raising us. Thank you so much for appreciation. :)

  5. A very good poem didi......... reminds mom of her childhood. Keep on writing like this.

    1. Thank you so much Aadya. I am glad you both liked it. Feeling motivated! :)

  6. This post has been selected for the Tangy Tuesday Picks this week. Thank You for an amazing post! Cheers! Keep Blogging :)

    1. Thanks Team BlogAdda for selecting it and appreciating the efforts! You made this day special for me!!! :)

  7. One song that comes to mind talking about mother daughter relationships is "Charkha chalati maa" from movie pinjar. But we're not telling any sob stories here are we?
    Beautiful sunshiny poem. I think everyone can relate with nostalgic anecdotes of yesterday and a hopeful dreams of tomorrow presented here. This strikes a very special chord with me!

  8. Such a lovely poem Shesha! Love the innocence and the purity of the emotion captured here.

    1. Thankyou so much Beloo. I am glad you liked the poem :)

  9. कोमल भावों से सजी ..
    ..........दिल को छू लेने वाली प्रस्तुती
    आप बहुत अच्छा लिखती हैं...वाकई.... आशा हैं आपसे बहुत कुछ सीखने को मिलेगा....!!

  10. Amazing poem Madame.The mother-daughter relationship truly is unique. Sometimes they both gang up on the son/brother :p

    Touching poem. I wish my sis reads this.


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