a poem by Kirankumar Mishra

Promised to carry you
In her womb
Promised to protect you
In her arms
Promised to love you
In her heart
She buried her happiness
Under your smile
Her ambitions were a sacrifice
Under your success
Patting your head to sleep
And cooking your favourite meal
She is the unsung hero of your life
Through heartbreaks and contentments
She cried and smiled with you
Through collapse and triumph
She stood by your side
Irreplaceable and priceless
Who stood guard to your fortress
She is your Mother