(Dedicated to Mother’s Day and ‘Mother Earth’ – Deepak Sarkar, www.kolki.com)
I know most Mothers around the world are like my Mother!
Who work 365 days for needs of children - meals and care
Including breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner!
When we are resting, playing, learning
Moms are busy trying new recipes
Another after meal tasty cultural delicacy!
Making sure we have enough clean clothes to wear
Fixing torn ones, stitching quilt or weaving sweater!
Even in leisure time which is normally dear
They try to illuminate us reading from lost culture
Transfer forgotten knowledge of ancient scriptures!
When sick with infectious disease that scares doctors
Mamma is always by the bedside without fear
Praying, soothing pains with instincts in blood!
Now think about Mother Earth who is always there
Working mostly in silence with loving care
To ensure everything happens in a timely manner
Maintaining living needs in soil, water, and atmosphere
For generations after generations for the future
Even when real Mother is resting away from us!
Equating mother with ‘Mother Nature’
Together as children let us reward our mother -
Being consciously united as brothers and sisters
Guarding our environment and water
Ensuring peace prevails over conflicts and wars
The very basis of heavenly life we desire
Spreading the message of love loud and clear -
Celebration of Mother’s Day warrants a ‘Happy Mother Earth’!
Author: Deepak Sarkar, 844 Royal Oak Ave, Victoria, BC V8X 3T2, Canada; Tel/Fax: 250-412-2897;