Priceless Service

August 24, 2022

Priceless Service

O Mummy, how much can I not thank you for standing by me through thick and thin;
Supporting me when I was at risk, and teaching me how to win.
When I was tiny you took care of me untiringly realizing my feelings.
Kept loving me; no doubt in spite of mine and your illness
But it’s time now to head back
To care for you without a minute’s lack.
I know the present is scary;
Believing you’ll be alright; never to worry.
Gracious patience God often provides you to bear the pain even in vain;
Your trust in me to alleviate your pain and sorrow
Will be my future again.
I now keep listening and listening, to your breath and heartbeat;
When I was tiny you understood my language and my need.
Kept loving me; but now, mother, I realise self-less deed;
The wisdom you used to help me in my weakness;
So, I just wish to fervently pray daily,
‘God, give my mother, the strength to bear her dimness.




By Dr Maria Pais
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Comment on this article

  • Dolly Alva, Udupi

    Sat, Aug 27 2022

    Well written Maria. Only when we start taking care of them, we understand their sacrifice.

  • Alex Lewis, Kallianpur, Dubai

    Thu, Aug 25 2022

    Very nice poem Dr. Maria, Keep writing ...

  • Rita, Germany

    Thu, Aug 25 2022

    Priceless Service by Mum.Sure it is priceless,same when you become mum and its given back mostly.But many times mums wait and wait for it.Absolutely written good.wait for some more.

  • Lancy Ferns, Mangaluru

    Thu, Aug 25 2022

    Well written. Good insights.

  • Divya, Mysore

    Thu, Aug 25 2022

    Very well written may god give u nd ur mom super power nd strength.

  • Susan, Nejar

    Thu, Aug 25 2022

    The bond of mother and child beautifuly described .with heart touched words. Well done ma'am..

  • Irita & Bhavna, Kallianpur / Mangalore

    Thu, Aug 25 2022

    Very well written poem Maria....Sentimental and beautiful !

  • Vivek Noronha, Mumbai

    Wed, Aug 24 2022

    So well summarised the feelings for a Mother....very tears in my eyes. I love you Mom

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