The blurb ob by blob...

My photo
Mother, writer and daydreamer. Also chocoholic and chick-flick lover. But mainly mommy. To two boys, at that! When not escorting my Elder One (EO) to karate class, I'm trying to get in as many cuddles as possible from my Younger One (YO). And when not doing either, I'm hard-at-work trying to maintain a steady relationship with my laptop. And as for the Man I Married (MIM), well, let’s just put it this way – even though we share a bedroom, our most meaningful conversations are held over the cell-phone!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Mamma's Secret

(This poem was published in the inaugural issue of Mother&Baby, May '08)

Hey boys and girls, I have a secret for you,
It’s about the everyday things that all mammas do.
When mamma tickles your feet and your little toes,
When funnily she starts to twitch her nose;
When she starts to ruffle the hair on your head
And dances with you on top of the bed;
Whenever she makes you a chocolate milkshake
And the two of you laugh till your bellies ache;
When mamma kisses you every morning and night,
And when you are scared and she holds you real tight;
Through all the breakfasts and lunches and dinners she makes,
With all the puddings and cookies and cakes that she bakes;
Whenever she takes you for a pretend ride on her broom,
Even when she scolds you and then softly cries in her room;

It’s in all these little things that she does for you,
That mamma’s secretly telling you that she loves you!!


Preeti Sharma said...

Sometimes this is what poems are meant to be - simple, meaningful, true, uncomplicated and utterly beautiful. Loved the fact that it rhymes so well. Loved loved loved the line about mom scolding...crying softly in her room. Many many years from now Ananya will understand why I walked around with tear stained cheeks:) This poem is a keeper.

Mamma mia! Me a mamma? said...


My friend, thank you. And keep this...for the 'many, many years from now'!