POETRY | MOTHERHOOD

The Day I Met Her

When life hardens mother-daughter bonds

Sana Rose
Sana Rose
Apr 29, 2020 · 2 min read
Photo by Liv Bruce on Unsplash

She was
and continues to be
what the earth is to the trees.

And the day I met her
belongs to her memory
than mine.

Yet I wonder
if she remembers it at all,
the waves of love
that lapped up her pain
and my wails.

Eons later,
life has tarnished
most of the scars into
glistening stories.

Once a string of lullabies,
her tongue restlessly
slaps against her palate,
now to relieve herself,
and weigh down a few hearts.

I look back at the day I met her,
the day she scarcely
stopped being herself,
the day she helped me
be one of herself,
the day she took my silence
for surrender,
the day she stopped seeing
the sapling she had
buried with love
and left to survive by itself.

I look back
at the day I met her,
and I see her worn-out face
at every milestone
I had passed by.

Or, is it mine?

© Sana Rose 2020

Sana Rose is an award-nominated novelist, poet, physician, counseling professional and freelance writer based in Kerala, India. Connect with her on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

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Author, Poet, Physician, Counselling Psychologist, Mom | Self, Mental Health, Writing, Creativity, Productivity, Parenting, Poetry | www.sanarose.com

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Written by

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Author, Poet, Physician, Counselling Psychologist, Mom | Self, Mental Health, Writing, Creativity, Productivity, Parenting, Poetry | www.sanarose.com

The Bad Influence

We’re a Bad Influence because we INCITE change through inclusion, thought and creativity. We imagine a world where people can think critically, express themselves, and thumb their nose at the status quo, together.

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