Like a Nightingale

“But there’s a story behind everything.
How a picture got on a wall.
How a scar got on your face.
Sometimes the stories are simple,
and sometimes they are hard and heartbreaking.
But behind all your stories is always your mother’s story,
because hers is where yours begin.”
(Mitch Albom)


One cannot forget mother and remember God.

One cannot remember mother and forget God.

Why? Because these two sacred persons, God and mother – partners in creation, in love, in sacrifice, in service – are bound forever, as one.

A short poem as a tribute to all the loving mothers on the occasion of Mother’s Day (which I feel, should be celebrated on every single day of our mortal existence):


You clapped in glee when the tiny feet moved,

And tumbled unsteadily across the floor.
You pushed and poked, cheered and steered,
Until our strides took us out the door.

Even now you worry: “Are they all OK?”
While praying to the gods, night and dawn.
And as we tread the walks of life,
You silently wonder, “Where have they gone?”

O Mother Dearest, your love binds us,
Guiding us through every drive, every day.
You sing like a nightingale, with a candle in hand,
Shooing away chaos and showing the way.

So wherever we go, you can be sure,
In spirit you will never be alone.
’Cause wherever we are and whatever we do:
For us you shall be the only home.

Many of us (myself included) stay away from our homes, from our mothers, because of our jobs, higher studies, or other ventures. This is a humble reminder to all of us, that our mothers are always with us, as our guiding stars and guardian angels. Wishing them lots of love, good health and happiness in life. Happy Mother’s Day!

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8 comments on “Like a Nightingale

    • I can connect with that feel, Shayanni, and will only say: our mothers are there in every breath we take, in every moment we live, and in every venture we undertake. 🙂

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