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Amma, I know you are there….

Mother,

I had thought I had lost you

when my earthly mother ascended to the heavens above

only to make me more aware of your presence

at all times,

everywhere.

 

How slowly you made your way into my life

even with my earthly mother

alive, bestowing upon me

all maternal love,

only when she went

did I realize

that all along

you were making me stronger

to make my pain lesser

in her permanent absence on earth.

 

I remember placing my head

in your white sparkling pure love laden lap

embracing me,

drowning all my despair

making me realize

all mothers are but

a manifestation of You,

of the Divine Mother,

of all the Mothers we pray and rush to

in our hurried materialistic lives.

 

My salutations to you Amma!

Poetry Potluck: Peace, Relaxation and Spirituality

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26 Comments

  1. ambika ananth

    Hi Shail, enjoyed the universal pathos in your poem, yet could feel the personal pain too. Good work ! May ‘amma’s hug ever protect you, comfort you…! May the Eternal Mother’s hug envelope the world in serenity and peace…

  2. sridhar

    That was a touching poem, Shail. I could see the pain in between the words and the reverence you have for ‘Amma’. So long as you have this kind of love in your heart you will never be alone, Shail. You are and will always be blessed.
    And sure you are going places. For my dear friend, the one and only Ambika Ananth, has commented on your poem.

  3. Dear Ambika,

    So nice to see you here reading and commenting.

    Thanks so much for the appreciation and the blessing.

    God Bless you too.
    Shail

  4. sridhar :
    That was a touching poem, Shail. I could see the pain in between the words and the reverence you have for ‘Amma’. So long as you have this kind of love in your heart you will never be alone, Shail. You are and will always be blessed.
    And sure you are going places. For my dear friend, the one and only Ambika Ananth, has commented on your poem.

    Dear Sridhar,

    I remembered Amma more today because she is here in Chennai. I used to go and see her with my family when I was in Palakkad. I have lovely memories of those visits.
    Thanks for your nice wishes Sridhar and yes, I feel very good that Ambika thought the poem nice enough to comment.

  5. Shernaz

    Shail, isn’t it wonderful that through your pain and bereavement you can feel ‘amma’s’ love? May the divine mother always fill your life with peace and love. Shall I relate something strange here? Collecting material for an article, I opened a website on Ma Anandamayee Ma and was captivated by the look of love in her eyes in the picture there. I felt I was looking into my mother’s and her sister’s eyes. Pure love can shine through even a lifeless picture!! It was overwhelming!

  6. It was a touching poat because I for one cant think of a world without my ma and then if someone – Amma – could fill that ‘khalish’ void created by your mother’s passing away then that was great.

  7. Very touching one Shail. Really it is very difficult to describe such feelings in words. But You have really done it.

  8. thank you so much for sharing this, Shail. it’s perfect timing for me for my mother passed on eight years ago on Jan 26

    you’ve written this poem beautifully and touched my heart deeply
    blessings to you my friend

  9. beautiful, Shail, it literally gave me goosebumps. a spiritual truth captured nicely here.

  10. Geetashree Chatterjee

    Shail, reading your poem I realized the importance of a spiritual guru in our lives to whom we can surrender totally and look up to in times of despair. Somebody who can guide you when you are clueless and too irrational in anguish. I am yet to find one to whom I can relate and submit completely.

    The title of your poem itself is so soothingly apt that I was drawn towards it unaware. It is so difficult to find a substitutive figure for a mother and you have found one. Lucky you! Wonderfull reading the beautifully worded lines. There is an undercurrent of serenity in bereavement and loneliness too in the lap of spiritualism. Your poem touched me to the deepest core of my heart.

  11. I an not sure about who the AMMA is but I can see the personal hurt you gone through .. God bless you and may god give you the strength to bear it all. Loved the poem so touching..

  12. Shernaz :
    Shail, isn’t it wonderful that through your pain and bereavement you can feel ‘amma’s’ love? May the divine mother always fill your life with peace and love. Shall I relate something strange here? Collecting material for an article, I opened a website on Ma Anandamayee Ma and was captivated by the look of love in her eyes in the picture there. I felt I was looking into my mother’s and her sister’s eyes. Pure love can shine through even a lifeless picture!! It was overwhelming!

    Dear Shernaz,

    So good to see your comment here. Yes, indeed, the look in her eyes is full of warmth and it truly overwhelms you. Not just in lifeless pictures but in person too….

  13. budhaaah :
    It was a touching poat because I for one cant think of a world without my ma and then if someone – Amma – could fill that ‘khalish’ void created by your mother’s passing away then that was great.

    Hi Budhaah,

    Thanks for dropping by. Yes, a mother’s place cannot be taken by anyone but when one is in the presence of Amma, one realizes the importance and triviality of earthly relationships…

  14. A.Hari :
    Very touching one Shail. Really it is very difficult to describe such feelings in words. But You have really done it.

    Hi Hari,

    Thank you. Yes, the feelings are difficult to describe….. The warmth that one feels is indescribable….

  15. hope :
    thank you so much for sharing this, Shail. it’s perfect timing for me for my mother passed on eight years ago on Jan 26
    you’ve written this poem beautifully and touched my heart deeply
    blessings to you my friend

    Dear Hope,

    Call it Divine co-incidence. You are at the other end from here, yet, I get around writing this poem on this very day and it reaches you this day.

    God Bless you too Hope.
    Shail

  16. shewriting :
    beautiful, Shail, it literally gave me goosebumps. a spiritual truth captured nicely here.

    Hi Sheila,

    Nice you liked the poem. Thanks for sharing and dropping by….

  17. Geetashree Chatterjee :
    Shail, reading your poem I realized the importance of a spiritual guru in our lives to whom we can surrender totally and look up to in times of despair. Somebody who can guide you when you are clueless and too irrational in anguish. I am yet to find one to whom I can relate and submit completely.
    The title of your poem itself is so soothingly apt that I was drawn towards it unaware. It is so difficult to find a substitutive figure for a mother and you have found one. Lucky you! Wonderfull reading the beautifully worded lines. There is an undercurrent of serenity in bereavement and loneliness too in the lap of spiritualism. Your poem touched me to the deepest core of my heart.

    Dear Geeta,

    So nice that you liked the sentiments expressed in the poem. God has a plan for everyone. We are attracted or distracted by people or places according to our karmic links. So, it will be the same with all of us.

    Thanks for sharing your emotions here.

  18. Bikram :
    I an not sure about who the AMMA is but I can see the personal hurt you gone through .. God bless you and may god give you the strength to bear it all. Loved the poem so touching..

    Hi Bikram,

    Even though you don’t know about Amma, it is nice that you could understand and feel the sentiment expressed in the poem. Thanks. Amma is known the world over as the Hugging Saint.

  19. Kumarendra Mallick

    Thanks, Shaili for receiving amma’s blessings through this nice poems. She will give strength to your pen and happiness in life. Love.

  20. Kumarendra Mallick :
    Thanks, Shaili for receiving amma’s blessings through this nice poems. She will give strength to your pen and happiness in life. Love.

    Dear Mallickji,

    So good to see you here. I can see your blessings too in this comment. Thank you.

  21. powerful,
    heartfelt words.

    Thanks for sharing.
    A++

  22. Jingle :
    powerful,
    heartfelt words.
    Thanks for sharing.
    A++

    Thanks dear Jingle. Glad you liked the poem…indeed felt from the heart.

  23. Gentle.

  24. A very beautiful tribute, Shail… We must learn to thank and show appreciation for all those that have helped us in any way… and this is a lovely example and a great way of doing that..

    Very sweetly written, my friend..

  25. kolembo :

    Gentle.

    Hi Kolembo,

    Nice of you to visit. Thanks.

  26. Kavita :

    A very beautiful tribute, Shail… We must learn to thank and show appreciation for all those that have helped us in any way… and this is a lovely example and a great way of doing that..

    Very sweetly written, my friend..

    Dear Kavita,

    Thanks for the lovely words. In fact, some tributes cannot just cannot be closeted in words. The emotion is too overwhelming for that…

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