An Ode to a Mother – poem

by Chandrika R Krishnan


A man went to the king of gods and said:

I want someone soft yet tough,

I want someone who has fathomless love,

I want someone with tremendous patience,

I want someone with tons of endurance!


God waited, the man continued:

I want someone to cook me tasty food,

And to wash my clothes,

And also to help me with my chores!


God smiled, and asked then?

I want someone to wipe my tears away,

I want someone to cheer my blues away,

I want someone to correct my wrongs,

I want someone to help me grow strong!


God cleared his throat and raised his brows:

I want someone to talk, yet listen,

I want someone to give me freedom, yet rein me in,

I want someone to heal my wounds,

And I want someone to be always there for me!


God smiled and replied:

It’s a tall order indeed.

But, you do have your MOTHER.



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Srini May 8, 2022 - 3:13 pm

Very sweet 😍

B. Raj Kumar May 8, 2022 - 10:15 pm

Oh my, my! What an inspiring poem indeed. God could not be everywhere, that is why he created mothers. You have paid rich tributes to your mother. I am sure she must be smiling from heaven with her heart filled with a sense of pride at how much her tiny bride who cried on her departure , is today able to take things in her stride.


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