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.

 

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(This poem is dedicated to my mother whom I lost two decades ago)