Sunday, May 08, 2011

let it be forever

tiny shaking shakes me out
the capsules on the floor tell me a tale
she who is ramrod straight
despairs in the midst

I sit with her on the floor
embrace her to me
she gives in
but only for a while

her voices soothes me
her arms hold me
she is again the strong mother
I am again the daughter

"forever, let it be forever, 
although that isn't enough either"

30 comments:

Ghost Particle said...

let it be more than forever. forever ever after :)

Harshad mehta said...

Yes, it is never enough.

Kodjo Deynoo. said...

Great to see a picture of you and your mother and your poem stood well

PremI said...

Wonderfully expressed.
And a wish of every child too...

ayala said...

It's so hard to watch them change from the strong mom ,to us feeling like that's our role. It happened with my mom and it was sad. I miss my mom today,she passed away almost two years ago.

Brian Miller said...

no forever is not enough...moving trib to moms....

Claudia said...

oh this was moving - holding her while on the floor and feeling again how it was in all the change - beautiful and also a lovely pic of you and your mom

sandra said...

wonderful Gautami...thanks!

Glynn said...

And it is forever. Lovely poem, Gautami.

C Rose said...

I love the expression of mothers strength in this piece. Beautiful ~ Rose

Ramesh Sood said...

What can be more truer..

Helena said...

So Lovely! Indeed, it is never enough. S many tears this morning...

I miss my daughter and my mother...

˙·٠•●♥ Hɑppɣ Møtɦɛяṡ Daɣ ♥●•٠·˙

Anthony Desmond said...

Its never enough & there will never be anything like it... great piece

Reflections said...

A lovely piece. great tribute.

Louise said...

forever is never enough...a lovely, well expressed poem ~ beautiful! :)

Sean Vessey said...

How remiss our Mother's arms!

Eve said...

I've been in this place your poem speaks of. It rings true.

repressedsoul said...

Let's hope it is forever!

John (@bookdreamer) said...

its sad when we become the parents

Mystic Margarita said...

Beautifully expressed. Loved it.

teric said...

This beautiful poem really touched me.

Christine said...

Forever is never enough, I agree.

Randy Behavior said...

I understand the idea of mother and daughter changing roles. My Mom and do this a lot. Especially since the death of my father. Who ever is the stronger is the Mom today.

Bone said...

A gorgeous expression of tender moments and the sometimes necessary swapping of those roles.

James Rainsford said...

Tender and beautifully expressive.

Jingle said...

prayers.
let it be lasting for good.

lovely piece.

Patrick said...

After reading this, I can't help but think that it is forever. And that love is reciprocal. And that love can be hard.

Andy said...

Very touching indeed.
Thanks for sharing.

Charlotte said...

Those of us lucky enough to be mothers of daughters know we are part of an endless unfolding of love, caring and re-birth.

SandyCarlson said...

Yes. The love of family. Beautiful.