Mamma Didnít Know

(Dedicated to Motherís Day Ė Deepak Sarkar,


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Mamma didnít know Ė

First time I was swimming with friends -

Almost drowned myself crying for help

That I missed her when in school all day

Felt empty inside every time she was away -

Visiting uncles or close friends even for a day!

Food didnít taste good, game wasnít same

As if world was stalling toward sudden end!


Mamma didnít know Ė

I almost choked to death inhaling first cigarette

That teacher punished me for otherís misdeeds by mistake

Opponents beat me badly for victory in a friendly game

My pain seeing silent lover became someone elseí friend

My fear seeing neighbour killed by militia for political gain

My frustration often Government invent terrorism for campaign!


Mamma didnít know Ė

How much I cried in disbelief even as adult

Knowing diplomacy hides truth in professional world

Defense Industries make profit from the horror of War

Politicians lie under oath to hide supremacy terror

Religion writes prophecies justifying killings inventing fear!


Mamma didnít know Ė

That I thanked her every time I cooked my meal

Apologized for past complaints I didnít mean!

When the noise of daily chores quiet down

Competition for survival didnít take me out of town -

My mind wanted to serve her the way she served me

And rest in her lap like a child listening mythical stories!


Author: Deepak Sarkar, 844 Royal Oak Ave, Victoria, BC V8X 3T2, Canada; Tel/Fax: 250-412-2897;

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