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Mother

A banyan tree that shields from tropical summer sun 
A symbol of selfless love and sacrifice 
A preserver of values that modernism has shun 
No praise is enough, no gratitude suffice 

Her love for her children is like blossom of springs 
An angel she appears, a fairy she seems 
It’s a symphony for ears, the lullaby she sings 
The lullaby that drifts you in the valley of dreams

A teacher, a guide, a philosopher, a friend 
An architect, a builder of beauty and grace 
A garden of roses that fragrance send 
Serenity of a lake where ducklings race

She suckles her babies with white blood of breasts 
The hearts yearn for her bosom’s paradise 
She strains every nerve, sacrifices her rests 
Burning midnight oil with sleepy eyes

The special mothers that God has blessed 
Maryam, Khadija, Fatema and Asiya 
Women par excellence, mothers at best 
Whether in Africa, Asia or the West 

Mothers are an oasis in the desert of life 
Their love and passion isn’t for display 
Chained to the oar in your perils and strife 
A shower of rain on a hot summer day 
                           ***
(Dedicated to my mother Begum Najmunnesa, who  left me  alone in this world        at the age of twelve and all the mothers whatever caste, creed, colour, religion     and nationality they are. I salute them all)           
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Copyright © | Year Posted 2011




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Date: 7/23/2012 6:34:00 PM
great write Mohommad, sorry about your early lost but a great tribute to all mothers,check my Mothers,think you'll like
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Mohammad Yamin
Date: 6/21/2016 1:19:00 PM
hanks Richard for appreciating the feelings behind my poem Mother. I am grateful
Date: 4/22/2012 8:39:00 PM
this is a beautiful peom .. i also lost my mother.. in the year 2010 close to christmas . i wish you many blessing's in life .and the best with your peom writeing . thank-you for takeing time to read mine. alisamarie)
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Mohammad Yamin
Date: 4/24/2012 1:14:00 PM
Dear Alisa, Thanks for your kind comments on my poem. I am sad to know about the demise of your mother. May her soul rest in peace in Heaven. I share your grief
Date: 10/27/2011 1:53:00 AM
Mohammad, Thanks for the n.b. at the bottom of your Mother poem...very nice to know that this poem even applies to me. I was not trying to be flattering...actually, I may be the only mother taking the time to tell you how much they would cherish a poem written like this by any of their children. There is a scripture in the Bible that I read that refers to a child that speaks ill of his/her parent..it says the child causes the bones to rot in the grave. How much more wonderful is the opposite? :)
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Date: 10/27/2011 6:33:00 AM
Gwendole! My poem applies not only to my dear mother but to you and all the mothers in the world. I can't think of any mother that doesn't fit my description. It is time for soul searching for children how much they respect their mothers for the sacrifices they have made and the love and affection they have showered on them. You have aptly quoted the scripture. Qor'an also repeatedly admonishes children and guides how to respect their parents. So much so that Prophet Mohammad, pbuh, said, if prostration was allowed to any person other than God, it would be your mother. .-Mohammad,
Date: 10/25/2011 8:39:00 AM
This showed your excellency in decorating word, Mohammad. I'm glad I red this poem tonight. Dinda
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Date: 10/26/2011 5:41:00 PM
Thanks Dinda for your heart warming comment on my poem. I am glad you like it. -Mohammad
Date: 9/2/2011 9:41:00 AM
Very nice. I will read this to my mother! She is 81. EJ
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Mohammad Yamin
Date: 9/4/2011 12:32:00 PM
Thanks. I seems that the poem has moved you. Tell me the reaction of your Mom after hearing the poem. Regards. -Mohammad
Date: 8/13/2011 9:55:00 PM
Touching poem. Regina
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Mohammad Yamin
Date: 8/18/2011 8:59:00 PM
Thanks for your kind comments, regina. Very thoughtful. -Mohammad
Date: 6/11/2011 12:24:00 PM
Awaiting an encore.... Write something at least every day or two...it opens the floodgates of the soul. Bless you for your work here at this site. Gwendolen
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Date: 8/18/2011 9:02:00 PM
Thanks for your liberal praise, Gwendolen. I am deeply touched. You have a kind soul. -Mohammad
Date: 6/1/2011 6:57:00 PM
This is amazing and deeply written from the depths of a heart that misses his mother. She is revered as sacred by her son in this write. Oh, such a kind and respectful tribute. It is said that if a man adores his own mother, this same type of love transcends to his wife. I f you are married, be sure to read this to your wife often. She will leap with joy to know her spouse is truly poetic! Peace to you. Gwendolen
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Date: 10/26/2011 5:47:00 PM
I am over-awed to read your charming comments. I am married and I'll certainly read my poem to my wife as suggested. -Mohammad
Date: 5/29/2011 4:41:00 PM
Another wonderful tribute. Any mother would be proud of this one. Wonderful write. Vince
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Date: 10/26/2011 5:50:00 PM
Thanks Vince for your encouraging comments. I must value it. -Mohammad
Date: 5/27/2011 1:34:00 AM
enticing work, moh.. so tender i was close to tears!! may we start to share comments along the way... glad to have found you here! beautiful! :) huggs, nette
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Date: 10/26/2011 5:58:00 PM
Thanks Nette for your touching comments. I am deeply moved. Love! -Mohammad
Date: 5/25/2011 5:50:00 PM
I am saddened that you lost your mother at such a young age. She is smiling with love for you and your poem. TLhank you for your kind comments about my Critter's Picnic poem. Love, joyce
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Mohammad Yamin
Date: 10/26/2011 5:54:00 PM
Thanks Joyce for your very kind words about my poem. I am deeply touched by your sympathy. -Mohammad
Date: 5/17/2011 3:29:00 AM
beautiful words.... enjoy your day.
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Mohammad Yamin
Date: 10/26/2011 6:01:00 PM
Thanks Derrik for reading and commenting on my poem. I am grateful. -Mohammad
Date: 5/6/2011 9:44:00 PM
What a beautiful dedication Mohammad.. You describe these jewels so brilliantly.. I love this and thank you for you kind comment :)
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Mohammad Yamin
Date: 10/26/2011 6:04:00 PM
Thanks Wilma for your enchanting comments. You have made my day. -Mohammad