Thursday, May 16, 2013

MOTHERS' JOURNEY - the beginning

Taste buds tingle for cravings
Moments of ravenous appetite
(Chomp! Chomp! Slurp! Slurp!)
The clock was set aside
To meet her choices
Fulfillment saw her happy
Joy penetrated her being
Through the layers into the cocoon
Built within the walls of herself
For the seed of life
Nurtured by her health and happiness


The clock commanded
Winding through her daily routine
No other thoughts found place
Working in and around her focus,
Amidst a few mouthfuls,
Lying in tiny wails calling for her attention
Her bundle of joy.


Plans were laid
To suit the youthfulness
Coming back home
Yearning for magic, old and new
It gets better with time!!
The delectable menu poured love,
On which the young blood grew,
She had her fill in fulfilling them
Wishes they were! Made of her
Small yet profound
Seeing her child in glee! Lapping up the last crumb
Time passes by, yet…a child
A child for her remains so, always.


Fledgling learnt to fly
Harnessing dreams
Leaving behind memories
With the one to clock around them
To be fed and lived upon
She figured a path of her own
Out of her remnant desires
For herself
Still circling around her kid,


Life comes in a circle
Germinating again
Relationships step up on the scale
Making way for new love
To be fostered, nurtured
The batom is passed
The new mommy gets ready.

Being fed with her choosiest choices

Doused with love, as always

The newbie mom wonders now, on the threshold

Where her mother stood once
Drinking, perhaps, the vibes of time
Sip by sip, savouring the flavours
Blending now, into this moment
To culminate into many more with time
Built with every ounce of her body and spirit

Beginning with the first bite 

Began a journey
With a swaddling foetus 
Appeasing the hunger of a curious mind
Satiating the pangs of a blooming teenager
Moulding herself along 
Equipping with much more than culinary skills
Tended by selfless love
Overwhelming her being and becoming
Building a new sanctum
Re-defining her life, herself
By a temptation of
Nothing but the best.

The shoes lay in wait

For the new mommy
Worn out by the miles run in nurturing her, yet
Radiant in the spirit of the new journey
It began here, to begin again now
With the first morsel
To feel the effervescence of motherhood
Rising above the confines of mothering
To see the woman in her mother. 

The bond re-defines itself
Finding new connections
It was now her time
To begin with food
The first serving of the course.

This is a journey my mother undertook for me and I did for my kid..still doing it and so is my mother for me. Once a mother always a mother and well, once a child for her, always a child for her. It never ends!

‘I am writing a Tribute to Mom in association with


  1. Wonderful tribute!True, this is the journey that every mother undertakes...and we are so famously good at it..!!:)0
    Lovely poetry, Akila.

  2. This is a beautiful series, Akila! I enjoyed your poetry very much.

  3. aahhh the complete 360 degree poetry has been placed... beautifully written :)


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