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Mother, You are the most Amazing Woman ever!

My greatest hero with her lovely smile

Mother,
After three months you were born,
Grandma passed away…
You were then raised by your aunty,
Not knowing your real family,
Didn’t even know you had another sister…
Mother,
You had to quit school
In order to look after your nieces and nephews
You missed schools badly,
but there was nothing you could do
Mother,
Your father who didn’t raise you,
Why did you allow him to pick a spouse for you?
Oh, patriarchy
The headman has all the power
I didn’t mean I hate my father,
But I heard you said you weren’t happy
Coz you actually loved someone else
Mother,
The in-laws are not so nice to you
Even the younger do not respect you
They hate your dark skin,
Your low education
Still you treat them well
And finally won their hearts
With your kindness and generosity
Mother,
Sorry dad was always sick
You had to raise us alone
It must be very hard,
but you manage to
Mother,
Coz you didn’t conceive any son
People around feel pity on you
They keep asking what’s wrong
How can you answer?
Mother,
Coz you didn’t receive high education
Your income is low
The neighbors look down on you
But you never let them get through
To break your spirit and soul
Mother,
People told you not to send us to school
cos they think girls don't really need to
You said no
You said you won't let us have to struggle a lot like you
so here I am
in a university abroad
All credits go to you
Mother,
Unlike others who tend to discourage me
You are the greatest believer
Who keeps telling me I will be extra-ordinary
so I tell you,
Yes mother, I will be!!!
Mother,
Your encouragement is my best supporter
You are the best tutor ever
My greatest inspiration
is definitely you...
Mother,
Whatever I am doing today
Is all for you
I am going to make you proud
As I always do
Mother,
Your hopeful smile
Keeps telling me that life's going to be better
That as long as we're optimist,
There's nothing we can't do
Mother,
You are the most amazing woman ever!

This story was written for World Pulse’s Girls Transform the World Digital Action Campaign.

World Pulse believes that women's stories, recommendations, and collective rising leadership can—and will—bring girls greater access to education which will transform their lives, their families, and communities. The Girls Transform Campaign elicits insightful content from young women on the ground, strengthens their confidence as women, and ensures that influencers and powerful institutions hear their stories.
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Sangita Thapa's picture

Oh i love your poem! <3

So beautiful, so touching, so straight from the heart! Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful poem dear. I read it twice! I love it.

Thanks for reading and for the sweetest comment. I'm glad you enjoyed reading it. It feels so nice to have heard such positive comments like yours when I actually wasn't very confident the poem would sound that good to others. It's my interest to write poetry but I often feel like it's just for me and that it's never good enough for others to read. Once again, thanks you for reading, commenting and making me feel so happy :)

love,
Saren

Sutanuka Banerjee's picture

Touching

very much confident and full of compassion.

Regards to your mother,

Love

Sutanuka

I live in my convoluted mind....

sarenkeang's picture

Thanks

Thanks for reading. Yeah, I agree it sounds confident. I hope it's not overly confident though.

with love,
Saren

KathyG's picture

Amazing mother

Amazing mother and extraordinary daughter! What a strong, beautiful testament to your mother. Thank you for giving us a glimpse into your life and to share your story.

Kathy

sarenkeang's picture

Thank You

Thank you for reading and for the sweetest comment. In fact, I am not extra-ordinary yet:) I will have to work harder. I hope I'll become one for real though.

with love,
Saren

LisaXi's picture

Tribute

What a beautiful tribute to your mother. Thanks for sharing your mothers trials and tribulations, and your rise to overcome and fulfill your destiny.

sarenkeang's picture

Thanks

I really hope she can read this although I'm sure she knows all I wrote already. Thanks for reading.

with love,
Saren

mroozen's picture

Beautiful

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful poem. It really reminds me of how I also struggle to achieve in order to give back to my mother. I'm sure your mother is right, you will do great things. :)

-McKay

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