I wake up each morning to start a new day,
But the pain of losing you never goes away.
I go about the things I have to do,
And as the hours pass I think again of you.
Every night when I go to sleep,
Your face comes in front of me in the deep.
I open my arms to feel the warmth of your hug,
But I only feel the tears wetting the rug,
And that memory is very much dear to me.
The day that you left I just did not know
You were going; I was just an infant of innocence,
And now all my memories of you are so dear to me.
The heart beats so fast when I dream in the middle of night,
But gosh, how I miss you and wish you were here.
Whenever someone mentions you, mother,
Tears start trickling from my eyes in harmony.
I wish the love I have collected over decades for you,
To spend on you as kisses and hugs.
I want to listen keenly to the stories which you have to tell.
How we have grown through the years in separation from you!
O! Mom, I feel you and your shades every now and then,
And you give me sleepless nights every time.
I am hopeful that we may meet in heaven InshaAllah,
Where I will welcome you with hugs and kisses.
(This poem is dedicated to my mother whom I lost two decades ago)