“An Ode to the Iron woman of my Life: My Mother”
She is tenacious and she is bold,
She is the CORE strength of my being.
She is freedom, she is care,
She is the woman who lets my wilderness, freely flow;
As she believes adventure is a way of finding your soul.
She is my backbone, she is my pillar,
She has been my crutch through my failures.
She is a teacher and sometimes a friend
yet both of us stay at loggerheads.
The dynamics of our relationship are such,
Like a lion and a bull coming in touch.
We remain calmly in each other’s domain,
but a slight ignition awakens the Alphas in us;
And makes all hell raise.
We both revel in nature,
We tend to loose ourselves in it.
Travel is how we find solace,
The only time when there are no tussels;
And we match each other’s pace.
I never express much,
I have never been the kind.
It is in my anatomy I say;
As lesser display of affection,
is something from you that I have imbibed.
Our turbulent connection is one of a kind,
But that is exactly how we bind.
I have changed over the years,
It took you long to realise;
And I know it still leaves you frustrated at times.
Till now you had been in search,
of the impression of your innocent child;
Which you were never able to find.
I have countless flaws,
Never have I been the perfect child;
Still you have stood by me through it all.
Cold and callous I have been called,
Yet what I have put you through,
brings tears to my eyes;
I want to apologize for all my wrongs.
Life has tested you time and again,
I had been watching it since chidhood;
but it was when the harsh realities of life made sense,
that the hurdles you faced, I understood.
I am a practical person as you very well know,
so I rarely say the phrase;
I love and admire you,
For me you are a divine entity in play.
Wonderwoman, Superwoman, I have seen them all;
I can see their personification,
when my eyes, upon you, I lay.
I try to respect and love you through my actions,
yet my piercing words make everything go astray.
I know your heart is all embracing and forgiving,
yet I want to apologize for all the things said and done;
your blessings and never ending support for the road ahead is all I ask.
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The Soul’s Urge©|2018