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Monday, December 17, 2012

Cry of a Mother


Half of the time, I smiled,
For the better half, I raised him.
I painted his future with fine strokes,
I put amber where light was dim.

What went wrong?
I wish I could answer, I wish I knew.
I wish my flesh and blood,
Gave me a better adieu.

Till the last tear they will shed in grief,
I'll remain by their side.
Weeping in silent tears,
I'm shaking from inside.

Hold me tight, as tight it can be,
Though my soul is trying to break free.


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132 comments:

  1. Stunning and genuine emotions!!! Nothing else to say..

    May their souls rest in peace.

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    1. May they rest in peace. Thanks for reading Jayanth.

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  2. Saru - truly touched my heart ... the line where you say "gave me a better adieu", gave me a shiver down the spine ... How true of a mother's feel across the universe ..

    My heartfelt condolences to all the families. May god bless them peace in heaven!

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    1. Being a mother is a tough job and when someone faces such kind of a situation, seems like God is being extra harsh to them.

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  3. Very poignant and heart wrenching, Saru! May such incidents be never repeated again.

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    1. I agree Sir, such events should never be repeated.

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  4. This makes me want to cry!

    You should read this blog post: http://anarchistsoccermom.blogspot.com/2012/12/thinking-unthinkable.html It's not written by me. It's written by a mom that has a mentally ill child. So heartbreaking!

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    1. I read that post, at times, God is extra harsh with some Mothers. This event makes us all cry...

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  5. I'm sure all mothers are shaking their heads and wondering what went wrong. Read We have to talk about Kevin by Lionel Shriver!

    Heartbreaking piece of writing.

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    1. Nope, I will read it. This is such a difficult situation. Thanks for reading.

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  6. Ah! That was hard.

    'I wish my flesh and blood,
    Gave me a better adieu.' - Esp these lines were so poignant.

    May God Bless their families!

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  7. what to say.....such things can disturb any human.....

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  8. So sad! Her state and the state of every parent involved. Very apt lines.

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  9. Really Touched. One mom grieves for the loss of her child and another grieves for what her son has done.

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    1. Yeah and as a women I feel sorry for what a Mother has to go through...

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  10. Who knows what went on in her mind just before her son pulled the trigger. So very heartbreaking!

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  11. heartbreaking peace of writting
    amazing post...

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  12. This was an extremely unfortunate incident. We don't know what to blame- the gun laws or the lack of treatment and acceptance for the disabled. The heart cries for the innocent kids but in someway sympathizes with the killer as well, as he was just 20!

    You captured both the emotions perfectly. And even though my heart is heavy, I loved the post.

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    1. That is something we all missed. He was 20 and mentally ill. Hope we have better gun laws in every country.

      Thanks for reading and glad this piece touched you.

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  13. This piece took me far away and deep inside. Amazing! :)

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  14. The first few lines suggested where your thoughts were coming from. Poignant.

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  15. pitiful..painful..pathetic..couldn't think of anything else after I heard the news..

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    1. Yeah, my feelings exactly when I saw the News at JFK.

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  16. Painful emotions, you painted with gentle care.

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    1. Thank you Anshul. I wish we don't get to hear more of such incidents in the future.

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  17. touched..!!
    a very unfortunate incidence..
    may god shower its blessings over the departed souls...!

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    1. Very unfortunate. I hope we have some strict Gun Laws everywhere.

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  18. Painful.. Very unfortunate incident.. Your words prick my heart..

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  19. Well conveyed the mothers pain & sorrow ! To the 26 people killed - May their souls RIP

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  20. Now I can understand, how a mother feels...
    Noopur
    http://apparitionofmine.blogspot.in/

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  21. so sad about what happened how can someone do this , why did GOD not stop this person .. ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh


    Bikram's

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    1. Seriously, why God didn't do anything? It's so heart breaking to hear such incidents.

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  22. A truly sad and tearful incident.. U have expressed it so well and I am sure the mother must be feeling the same way.

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    1. Thanks for liking the expression. It is indeed a very sad incident.

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  23. once again..a true poet with her true feelings..
    may God heal the pain

    Thanks

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    1. May God heal their pain, btw have you seen the interview of the parents whose kids died? They were so calm and forgiving. I was so touched and moved after watching it.

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  24. Nice words...

    Here is something for you. Thanks for your support

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    1. That was such a sweet and special mention. Thanks a ton for the honor. :)

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  25. Touched my heart and pricked me from inside. :(

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    1. It is such a heart-wrenching incident Akanksha. :(

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  26. so very painful ..

    how can someone do this?

    why didn't he think twice before pulling that trigger ? :-(

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    1. He was not mentally stable but we all are left with many questions. Life is so harsh at times...

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  27. It's very disturbing! don't know why all this happens??? :(

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  28. Wonderful!
    Its hard to imagine what went inside the head of the two.
    Weird that the toughest thing to think about is what other person might have thought.

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    1. Yeah, however when I was watching the interview of the families of the victim, I was shocked to see the forgiveness in their hearts.

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  29. heart touching...

    http://sankar-information-security.blogspot.com

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  30. b'fully written.. A woman whose kid is not well... is already so emotinaly broken!

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    1. Very right. May they all rest in peace.

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  31. She had a very sad end. I wonder what went on in her mind when she was being attacked. I wish she never had that many guns at home. May she rest in peace and may those lovely children and the other staff too rest in peace.

    Nice one, Saru.

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    1. I can't understand why people keep so many guns at home, we surely need better Gun Laws. May they rest in peace.

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  32. What she did to deserve such tragic end. Nothing, absolutely nothing can justify such a crime. Peace to her and all the 26 people.

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    1. Yes, nothing at all can justify this. Such a sad incidence.

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  33. Experienced the feelings dripping from the words, Saru. Sometimes it is not just the values the parents impart, but a lot of things besides that is responsible for such psychotic and perverse acts.

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    1. I agree, something are just out of our control and understanding. Thanks for reading Ma'am.

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  34. I am totally spellbound.... Wonderful creation......

    http://debnature.blogspot.in

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  35. Hi Saru,

    Lovely, heartfelt perspective of the mother of the killer.
    "I wish my flesh and blood, gave me a better adieu"
    The line reminds me of the parting between Richard Parker and Pi from the movie Life of Pi. A very touching line and moment.
    Loved reading this post.

    Keep up the good work

    Regards

    Jay
    http://road-to-sanitarium.blogspot.in/

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    1. There are many heart-warming and heart-breaking things in this world which we remember. Thanks for stopping by Jay.

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  36. one of the best I've ever heard in my life till date...and i literally mean it...wonderfully crafted and penned down ma'am...:)

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    1. Glad to know that this one turns out to be a beautiful read for you. Thank you so much for your heart warming words.

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  37. What pain she must have endured. Incidents like these are simply so sad.

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    1. Indeed Arti and should never be repeated.

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  38. Got tears in my eyes while reading! Touching poem Saru!

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    1. Oh! The entire episode is heart-wrenching Valli.

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  39. Very different perspective Saru ! When kids turn out this way, a mother's sorrow can only be imagined.

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    1. True, we can't even imagine what she might have gone through. Thanks for reading.

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  40. "Hold me tight"

    I wish every mother could do that.

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  41. So moving. No mother would want to go through this!

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  42. Heartbreaking and moving poem. Well done Saru!

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  43. truly emotional and tear-jerking....well done

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  44. The humanity levels hav sublimed
    morals have become 0
    world has gone to mad hounds
    *FEEL HELPLESS*

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    1. Me too, I feel very helpless and now I don't read the morning paper or News Site.

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  45. A heart breaking piece, Saru. Am numb with sadness. What kind of demons exist in the garb of 'human beings'. So well penned.

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    1. This case is little different from what we hear often, this guy was mentally ill and there was not enough help to him while growing up. Thanks for reading and a wonderful comment.

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  46. The incident was shocking to say the least. Not only for those who died, but for their loved ones and also for the family of the killer. What went wrong? I guess no one will ever come to know..

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    1. No one will ever come to know the actual truth, we will all build our own hypothesis. Such a heart-wrenching incident and today is its one week anniversary. :(

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  47. tears thats all i have...heart wrenching..this and the gangrape incident makes me question the kind of world i live in!!

    http://www.myunfinishedlife.com/

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    1. Seriously, all such incidences make us wonder about the sanctity of the world we live in. Sigh!

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  48. poignant...
    was missing you quite sometime..

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    1. Glad to know that someone misses my work. Thanks for reading and a heart-warming comment.

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  49. the poems that you right on social causes should be used in the protests or incidents or in magazines to help people understand the gravity of the situation...

    nicely written

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    1. Glad to read your comment, it is very encouraging. I wish more people attain peace and there is less crime in the world.

      Thanks for reading Chetan. :)

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  50. OMG! I am so so sorry, Saru. Not sure how I missed this. :(

    A beautiful and poignant post from the perspective of the mother. I was so devastated when I heard this news, how can someone even think of killing their own mother and so many innocent children? I get so disturbed if I start to even think about it. But is the mother partly to be blamed in this incident for being a 'gun enthusiast'? Well America seriously need to take a re-look at their gun laws. Such incidents are happening way too often. :(

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    1. I agree, US need strict gun laws. It's a heart wrenching incident, to say the least. Life is beyond understanding at times. And you don't need to be sorry for not reading, our relationship is beyond this blog. :)

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  51. Indeed a cry that pierces the heart and the soul. A heart wrenching rendition and a tribute to all the children this world is going to miss so dearly and also that poor mother who would have received the biggest and most devastating heart burn. The world these days is filled with so much sadness. :(

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    1. Yes, there is so much sadness and it is leading to anger...Sad indeed!!!

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  52. My first time here and wow! What a post. I am touched!!! Indeed the world is filled with a lot of sadness :(

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    1. Yes, we need some serious changes. Don't know what the world is becoming...

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  53. the background itself is too touchy for me to reflect... well written Saru!
    and Merry Christmas :-)

    Regards,
    Anunoy Samanta
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    http://imakemytrip.blogspot.com

    http://just4suzan.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you and wish you happy holidays :)

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  54. you never know what was wrong...what lead up to the point that made him kill so many people.... sad ...

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  55. That was really an unfortunate incident.. the poem is quite moving

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    1. It was, I was at JFK airport and when I saw it on TV, I couldn't believe it. Thanks for reading dear.

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