मां याद आती है तुम्हारी / I Miss You, Mom

आंखें आंसुओं से नम हो जाती है
मां जब भी याद तुम्हारी आती है…

गले से लगाना, थपकियां देकर सुलाना
राजा और रानियों की कहानियां सुनाना
मंदिर में ले जाना और वहां पूजा कराना
आंगन में बिठा कर फिर मुझे पाठ पढ़ाना

तुम्हारी बातें अब भी बुलाती है
मां जब भी याद तुम्हारी आती है…

बाहर से आकर मां के आंचल में छुप जाना
प्यार से फिर उनका मेरे सिर को सहलाना
चोट मोच आ जाए तो उनका मलहम लगाना
सर्दी हो जाने पर विक्स को छाती पे लगाना

यादों की थपकी ही नींद लाती है
मां जब भी याद तुम्हारी आती है…

दो पैसे कमाने के लिए मेरा परदेस जाना
छलकते आंसुओं से दुआ दे विदा कराना
तब न इंटरनेट था न व्हाट्सएप का जमाना
हरेक खत में आने का मनुहार करते जाना

आज वही दुआएं सुकून लाती है
मां जब भी याद तुम्हारी आती है…

एक शुभ मुहूर्त देख कर मेरी शादी कराना
नई बहू को घर के सारे तौर तरीके बताना
मेरे बच्चों के साथ उनका खेलना खिलाना
नई पीढ़ी को नए संस्कार भी सिखलाना

हर कोने में सूरत नज़र आती है
मां जब भी याद तुम्हारी आती है…

कच्चे चूल्हे से स्टोव फिर गैस का आना
हां वही रसोई जहां माँ बनाती थी खाना
पहले गाय और कुत्ते के लिए रोटी बनाना
फिर वहीं सबको गर्मागर्म खाना खिलाना

रसोई वही अब अमृत बरसाती है
मां जब भी याद तुम्हारी आती है…

आखिरी वक्त में मेरा उन्हें देखते जाना
रह रह कर उनकी गालों को चूमते जाना
मेरा हाथ थामे धीमे से कुछ फुसफुसाना
फिर अकारण उनका मंद मंद मुस्कुराना

घर में मेरे मुस्कान भर जाती है
मां जब भी याद तुम्हारी आती है…
🏡🏡🏡🏡🏡🏡🏡🏡🏡


Eyes get moistened with tears
whenever I miss you, mom…

Making me sleep with dab and hugs
telling stories of kings and queens
taking me to the temple to worship
teaching my lesson in the courtyard

your words still call me
whenever I miss you, mom…

Hiding in her lap after coming from outside
lovingly caressing my head then
applying ointment on injury or sprain
applying vicks whenever got cold

a dab of memories puts me to sleep
whenever I miss you, mom…

When I went out to earn money
she bade farewell with prayers and tears
that was not the era of internet or whatsapp
but request to come was in every letter

today those prayers bring me peace
whenever I miss you, mom…

Getting me married at an auspicious time
telling her daughter-in-law all the ways of house
feeding and playing with her grandkids
teaching sanskars to the new generation

you appear in every corner
whenever I miss you, mom…

From raw oven to stove and gas stove
the same kitchen where she used to cook
making breads first for cows and dogs
then serving hot food to everyone there

that kitchen still showers nectar
whenever I miss you, mom…

Looking at her at the last moments
I kept kissing her cheeks
she used to whisper softly holding my hands
and then for no reason to smile dimly

your smile still fills the house
whenever I miss you, mom…


Kaushal Kishore

47 Comments

  1. This was very emotional. I think our mothers will always be our bittersweet weakness. Forever getting strengthened because of them, always missing them when they’re not around. Thank you for sharing this with us. God bless you!🙏

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    1. You’re very right, Shruti. My mom left for heavenly abode two years ago, but not a single day passes without remembering her. Her presence is felt every moment. Thank you for reading and commenting. Stay blessed 🙏💐
      Incidentally, tomorrow will be celebrated as Mother’s Day in countries like UK, Ireland, Nigeria etc.

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  2. Jii sir…
    Maa ki yaad har bache ko aati h…
    Maa mamta ki Murat hoti h,
    Jinki Bholi si Surat hoti h,
    Karuna s bhari,
    Mamta k anchal me hume pyaar s sehlate hue ik sukoon ka pal deti h…
    ☺️🙏🏻 Meri maa mera Jevan h…
    ❤️Bharat mata 🌹❤️🙏🏻

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    1. आपके इस भावपूर्ण उद्गार के लिए बहुत बहुत धन्यवाद। आपने सही कहा भारत माता हमारी पहली माता है, जिसके प्रति अनायास ही प्रेम पनप जाता है।🙏💐💖

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  3. This is so very beautiful, she was obviously an amazing and loving woman and mother. No one is ever ready to lose their mother. No one can ever truly replace your mother. When my daughter is hurting it is me she wants to talk to. Even if I haven’t heard from her in a while, she needs her mom. The most wonderful compliment to me as a mother. You must miss her very much. Your piece was written with such great love, you could picture the scenes. Thank you KK, have a blessed Sunday. Hugs and love, Joni

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    1. Thank you, Joni for appreciating the piece. I liked your reflections as mother. Mother’s love is the only love which is selfless. She gives a life out of her own life. That’s a fact that must be appreciated, but a mother doesn’t look for appreciation, as you have rightly mentioned. Have a wonderful Sunday 🎉🎉

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    1. I agree with you, Avi. I also felt like that. I was writing what I had myself experienced. Thank you for your reading and sharing your touching words.

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    1. Thank you, Joanna for your kind feelings about my mother. Never bother for delay. You may comment whenever you like, but please note that without your comment, my post remains incomplete.

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    1. You’re a fantabulous person, Cindy! The sentiments of your kids can’t be different from what we have about you. Thank you ❤️💐🍁

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