Bye Ma

November 4, 2022

Bye Ma

As I took form and became real
From every moment, Ma, I held you dear.
From a tiny seed to a blooming flower,
I waited eagerly for the destined hour-
When I would see you and be held
And be crying while you smiled.
Day by day I grew
Smiled and breathed with you.
I knew when you were happy, could tell when you were sad,
Some days were good, few were bad.
Then the happy days became more and more less
And I could tell Ma, something was amiss.
One day loomed a foreboding
Suddenly there was some prodding-
A white hot pain, Ma, came searing
And soon my limbs were tearing.
I’m fading away now silently,
Who killed me, Ma, so violently?
I’m sure you tried to save me
From that who was my enemy.
Now it’s quiet, there’s no pain.
Tell me, Ma, will I ever see you again?
Were you young, and strong, Ma, were you coy?
I will never ever know you-oh boy!
Were you unwell, Ma, were you lovelorn?
Was I even your first born?
Warm and cosy once in your womb
Now it shall forever remain my tomb.
Who killed me, Ma, their heart so hardened?
Why were my cries within you not harkened?
Oh Ma I will miss you!
Tell me Ma, will you miss me too?
Whisper a prayer for me, Ma, grief-stricken and forlorn,
Forever I shall be your little unborn.




By Hanita Pinto
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Comment on this article

  • Karen Dsouza, Udupi/Mumbai

    Tue, Nov 08 2022

    I think, with today's scenario, better the baby is not born, than born and suffering for lack of food, education and basic necessities. The Church does not fill the tummy, so people must be prudent when choosing to bring a new life into the world. As for female infanticide, I think better the baby is not born than born and not taken care of. The child suffers in society and as we know, in India, it is dog eats dog kind of mentality. Blessed are the unborn for they do not know the suffering of life.

  • Noel Pereira, Mangalore/Toronto

    Sun, Nov 06 2022

    Nicely expressed poem!

  • Daniel, Mangalore

    Sun, Nov 06 2022

    Beautiful Poem, Hanita! Rita, Whether fetus or baby, life begins at conception so says following Divine message and also on western communist brainwash on abortion and other evils to John Leary dated Monday, September 26, 2022: Jesus said: “My people, a woman has been blessed to be able to conceive and bear children which is a share in My creation of children. I put the spirit of life in each soul at conception with the power of the Holy Spirit. There are some mothers who are killing their children with abortion, which is defying My plan of the creation of life. When you have children with both parents, now you have a true family as you were given the example with Adam and Eve, as well as with My Holy Family. The family is meant to be the basic unit of your society. This is why the devil and the communist thinking people want to destroy life and break up the family. When your schools are brain washing your children in public schools, some teachers are trying to split the families with communist teaching. This is why you are seeing more faithful families who are home schooling their children....

  • Roshini Pinto, Mangalore

    Sun, Nov 06 2022

    Very touching. I could feel what you were trying to convey. The unborns feeling is well described. Keep it going.

  • Sonal lobo, Bangalore

    Sat, Nov 05 2022

    Beautiful poem Hanita. I don't know the context, behind this poem, but the pain and sorrow of losing a baby is unexplainable. Without being judgemental, I wish to say, no one should even think about killing a little one inside, not just the that it is life and a heart that beats but out there in society there are millions who shed tears everyday just to hold that miracle in their hand. Beautiful.

  • Rita, Germany

    Sat, Nov 05 2022

    Dear Hanita,its touching about a foetus or baby?crying out to live not die but circumstances are not allowing.?So s the situation in many places.May they get more rights and let live .Write further .waiting for more scripts.

  • Deshbhakt, Mangalore

    Fri, Nov 04 2022

    Excellent narration. I wonder if you could do same narrative about the mother too, who couldn't continue holding the baby. Her reasons ? Her lost battle with the social stigma ? Her inability to raise the child if at all she succeeded in protecting it till the end ? Nevertheless, many times we see only one side of the coin. Good work madam.

  • Ben D'Souza Prabhu, Mangalore, Bombay Bandra now in Canada

    Fri, Nov 04 2022

    Very Grateful for your Excellent Thoughts that you have expressed my dear Wonderful Writer ! THANK YOU VERY MUCH ! GOD WILL BLESS YOU !!!

  • Rosy Dsouza, Bajpe, Mangalore

    Fri, Nov 04 2022

    Well written and meaningful poem.. Tears rolled down my cheeks while reading it. Beautifully narrated the life of a unwanted baby in the womb. Wishing you more success in writing.

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