Recently, we celebrated Mother’s Day.
About which I just wanted to say
That not all of us look at a mother
Quite in the same conventional way.
I would like to acknowledge
That no soul would demean
The beauty of motherhood,
The best of love ever understood.
The one who gives us our first home,
Brings us to life after carrying us for so long
As we slowly grow in the comfort of a womb,
Protected, nurtured, raised and loved
like we belong.
But apart from the mother-daughter
And the mother-son relationship,
There are relations of many others
That we forget are not
always of kinship.
Those mothers who adopted a child
And raised the less fortunate like their own,
We salute your boundless affection
To a child who would not have been so fortunate
Had they not discovered your home.
Those mothers who lost a child
To war or disease or accident or violence
And had to bury a part of their being.
We are thinking of you immensely
Believing your child became a star in the heavens.
Those children who lost their mothers,
Hope you know, with hearts full of love,
We miss your mama today just like you do
And she is looking down at you and is protecting you
While she rests in peace in the heavens above.
Those men and women who were not bestowed
With the biological gift to bear offspring
But chose to become mothers anyhow
For they dreamt of a future without any prejudices
Since their inner motherhood gave a calling.
Those who are going to be mothers
Or are yearning someday to be a mother,
We are sending you flowers for your baby shower
‘Cause we are thinking of you very much
For you bring the future into this world.
Those bonds between a mother and child
That over the years developed a strain,
We are thinking of you today
And urge you to reconcile for life is short,
And come aboard, hop on to this train.
Those who do not want to be mothers,
We must respect your choice wholeheartedly
For we know being a mother is a responsibility
And is not to be taken lightly.
Nobody has a right to question your integrity.
A commitment like that
Needs complete dedication.
The choice is that of the women alone.
So shame on those who judge,
Who do not understand.
Lastly, we pray that the Mother Earth
Shows mercy on the humankind.
We promise to be judicious and respect
The resources that you provide us
And make our unyielding greed be defined.