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I’ve seen her everywhere
She has a certain grace
A quiet charm about her
As she glides through the untrodden pathways

That morning,  as she nudged her daughter on to the bus
Helping her up the step
While balancing her bags
Bedraggled,sleep deprived, a earring missing
Worry writ large in her anxious eyes
Waving goodbye till her arm hurt
She looked most beautiful

That afternoon, standing in the scorching heat
Hair flying out from under the cap
A scarf billowing in the wind
Screaming herself hoarse as her son raced, sprinted and placed fifth
Her face threatening to split apart from the wide smile she sported
She looked most beautiful

That evening, lying on the warm grass
Soaking in the beauty of Nature
Watching her toddler drag his new trousers across the ground
Squealing in joy at the dirt he’d gathered
Indulgently cuddling him, till her summer dress was ruined
She looked  most beautiful

That night, sitting by their bedside
Rushing from one to the other
Praying for the fever to subside
Soothing, calming and hugging them close
Staying alert for any signs of pain
While her unwashed face showed love and glowed with care

She had never looked more Beautiful

{Dedicated to the two best moms : 
My mother and my mother -in-law}


This is written in response to the 
Wednesday Prompt over at Write Tribe

Categories: Fiction

Shailaja V

Hi there! I'm Shailaja Vishwanath, a blogger with 12 years of blogging experience and a parent to a teen. I work as a digital marketing and social media consultant. From positive parenting tips to useful productivity hacks, social media advice to blogging advice, you'll find them all right here. Welcome to my blog.


Usha Menon · February 1, 2014 at 12:59 pm

Shailaja this is a very emotional poem. The inner beauty of the mother,is reflected when she is praying for her child's when she is praying for her child's recovery.

Shailaja V · February 1, 2014 at 1:21 pm

Usha, thank you so much for reading and commenting! I agree. Completely.

dxbnidblog · February 1, 2014 at 1:29 pm

very nice, surely those two people matter a lot in women's life.very heart touching…dxbnidblog

mindbrewblog · February 2, 2014 at 6:52 am

such a beautiful take on the prompt! Very poignant, Shailaja! 🙂

Sreeja Praveen · February 2, 2014 at 7:53 am

Aaha ! That was such a refreshing read…. well spun poetry, and the people this is dedicated to are indeed very very special in life, aren't they ! Nice, Shailaja 🙂

vishalbheeroo · February 2, 2014 at 8:26 am

Beautiful tribute and very emotional:)
Well done, Shailaja::)

Nabanita · February 2, 2014 at 3:04 pm

this is so emotional, full of feelings!

Shailaja V · February 2, 2014 at 4:17 pm

Thank you for reading 🙂

Mangala Sridhar · February 3, 2014 at 5:45 pm

Sairam Shailsy. I have no words to express my joy! Truly a very Blessed child. Proud of you!

Shailaja V · February 3, 2014 at 5:51 pm

Amma, this does no justice to the incredible woman, wife, mother and person that you are. I'm blessed to have you for my mother. Love you from the bottom of my heart!

tulika singh · February 4, 2014 at 1:28 am

That was beautiful poetry Shailaja. And so rightly put. Caught some lovely moments.

Shailaja V · February 4, 2014 at 9:53 am

Thank you 🙂

Shailaja V · February 4, 2014 at 9:54 am

Glad to hear that, Sreeja 🙂 Yes, to me, they are the best!

Shailaja V · February 4, 2014 at 9:55 am

Sort of a recurring motif in my posts, Vishal. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

Shailaja V · February 4, 2014 at 9:55 am

Thanks Naba 🙂

Shailaja V · February 4, 2014 at 9:55 am

Tulika, coming from you, it's an honour 🙂

Archana · February 4, 2014 at 10:57 am

I find most of the posts under this prompt are about moms or moms-in-laws or grandma's or some role of women… this one is again another touching one..

Shailaja V · February 6, 2014 at 8:09 am

I think the prompt itself propels it in that direction 🙂 Happy that it touched a chord with you 🙂

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