“May 14, Mother’s Day” Dr. Stephen Gill celebrates “ Mother’s Day” with his poetry dedicated to mothers who have lost their children in any Bomb attack by terrorists.

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Mothers

do not weep.

Suffering from the frightening fancies

of the social lepers

dealers in death

wander around as the leopards of hatred

in the jungle of the crazed fanatics.

Shed your tears

from the skies of your fond memories

to stir the fathomless conscience

of the brutes.

Offer your hymns to a new birth

your children

baptized with your tears

sail on the white wings.

Notable nips outside the house

and the nights

when you snuggled your babies

beneath the quilts

or in front of your tvs

shall keep flooding back

the meanings of those moments.

In the citadel of your patience

lies a spot for your soul

to gather the grief to handle.

Wanton violence

was a knock or startling signals

to stamp out the plague

that scourges the defenseless lives.

Peace has been tested

in the cyclone of fresh dawn.

The panorama of the grimness

outlines the blueprints

to build the nest for tomorrow.

The days of the dense fog of danger

standing as the wall of wadding

have dissolved

in the fold of the spring.

Skies

spread their prismic wings

over the forces of confusion

for new vistas to emerge.

The season of sorrow

has rolled off.

The lotus of the present blooms

in new waters of decision.

Shadows have passed

the blood, dust and smoke

have cleared

yet the bones of a mother’s love

remain dislocated.

The skills of physicians heal

but healing a mother

wounded in her backyard

is a different episode.

Dear mothers

do not unfold

the bed of the past

a broken image

in the foggy mirror.

There are cradles

in which

new babies of aspiration

are to be rocked.


TO MOTHER
By Stephen Gill (sgill@ican.net)



Years have gone by

still

I see your tearful eyes

and catch the choking moans

coming from the crumbling pyramid

of pains.

When

dawn is dimmed

amidst dull clouds

and shroud is spread

on my despair

your name emanates

in pleasing designs.

Image of sacrifice

message of hope

you are highly prized.

The gift of this life

I owe to you.


A blind boy

shattered in destiny’s cage

I long for your loving care.

Mother dear

I wish you were here.

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