Mom, I promise


I promise you, Mom that I shall be

The woman of substance you’d like me

To be- I have you for inspiration, don’t forget

Though my past might be dotted with some regrets

I promise you with age wisdom I acquire

The more of life I see, the more I require

To look back at your words and actions

To reflect upon all the unpleasant interactions

Of my years as an awkward teenager conflicted

I was by the evil humors of adolescence afflicted

Too immature to realize what you told me

Were pearls of wisdom, but I could not see

Myself, or the world, with eyes that were yours

Reckless and ignorant, I worried you, of course..


I am your reflection, I have imbibed

So much of you that even I am surprised

How, despite all my conscious efforts to oppose

You, subconsciously it appears that I chose

To emulate you in many different ways-

Your ideals and values guide me through my days

Your unwavering confidence in me has been

The powerful, but invisible force that has seen

Me sail unscathed through times that were trying

You had moist eyes while my tears were drying..


I promise you, Mother, that I have come

A long way from your little girl, I have become

The mistress of my destiny just as you are

Because of you, I have come this far

My final promise to you is that I shall be

The mother to my child that you were to me.


This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.






Published by iheart11

A 30-something year old woman, physician by profession, fiercely passionate about work, family, travel and fashion..

20 thoughts on “Mom, I promise

  1. My dear daughter,
    The best gift I have ever got as a mother! Thank you very much for the beautiful poem and the feelings expressed by you.

    Liked by 1 person

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