A Lifetime of Waiting

A Lifetime of Waiting

Sleep eludes me tonight
As I yearn for that smell
Of love and your sweat, 
In the folds of your drape.

How I wish for the touch
Of your hand, worn and frayed,
That once lulled me to sleep,
As it caressed my head!

Those jibes and queries,
Your unwanted advice,
I crave once more the reproaches-
Your blessings in disguise.

Your silence, now, is stifling;
And I pray, with moist eyes,
To be held in your arms, Maa,
Once more, in next life.

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2 thoughts on “A Lifetime of Waiting

  1. A mother’s love is Unparalleled. My eyes welled up reading it..who won’t be touched by such beautiful expression of love..All can connect with it…Well penned Sanjukta Ghoshaal

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