Ma

A past, I barely know of;
A struggle, you seldom speak of;
And emotions, that are hidden-
Make up this woman, full of love for her children.
This woman who speaks, not of the past, only of the present,
And, known for the mental and emotional strength she possesses.
This is the woman I get to call “Ma”.

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The definition of the “strength of a woman ”

Attains a lot more meaning when it comes to you.

The unknown events before my birth,

And those after it,

Have made you the woman you are.

And, more than anything else,

It makes me aspire to be half the woman you are.
Thank you, and I love you-

Are seldom uttered.

However, the magnitude of my appreciation for you,

And, the perpetuity of the love I have,

Exceed anything that I could ever express.

And, I want you to know-

The “goodnights” and the “good mornings”,

Hold all the unspoken words,

That seem too awkward to be said aloud.
A past, I barely know of;

A struggle, you seldom speak of;

And emotions, that are hidden-

Make up this woman, full of love for her children.

This woman who speaks, not of the past, only of the present,

And, known for the mental and emotional strength she possesses.

This is the woman I get to call “Ma”.
The best has been given to us,

And, failing to give the appreciation it calls for,

We forget to say Thank You.

A life without her, is unimaginable.

A life with her, is everything that we could ever need.

Blessed, indeed, we are to have her as our mother. 

Simple Joys

The simple joys in life.
That is what we need to acknowledge.
The sound of laughter ringing in our ears,
The screams of happiness from children around us,
The look of pride on our parents’ countenance,
The perpetual love we receive from our siblings.
Contentment in these things have to be achieved,
Appriaciation in them has to be given,
Reciprocation of the love and laughter has to be restituted.

The simple joys in life. 

That is what we need to acknowledge.

The sound of laughter ringing in our ears,

The screams of happiness from children around us,

The look of pride on our parents’ countenance,

The perpetual love we receive from our siblings.

Contentment in these things have to be achieved,

Appreciation in them has to be given,

Reciprocation of the love and laughter has to be restituted.
Those unfortunate to feel these simple joys crave for it.

They crave to hear the laughter of their loved ones,

They crave to see their children screaming with joy,

They crave to see their parents’ proud faces once again,

They crave to feel the unbridled love that a sibling can give,

They crave the simplest of things which are neglected by many.
Those of us fortunate enough to have these things-

Should be gratified with all that we are blessed with.

Our selfish desires, 

Our ability to condemn,

Our need to shackle the minds of people soaring higher than us,

And the greed that seem to overpower us,

Must come to an end.

I try, from this day forth, 

To be better than I am now,

To learn to be grateful for all that I have

And, to enjoy the simple joys that life offers.