Mother’s embrace

Her mellifluous melody was mesmerising

though the tongue was indistinct and unknown

as the young mother crooned softly

cuddling her cranky bundle of joy

it reawakened so many bittersweet memories

I curled myself into a fetal ball

letting her melody wash over me

her sweet voice reminiscent of the warm embrace of mother

and her gentle hand on my brow

cleansing my battered body and my tattered soul

yearning as I was for a healing touch

I could feel tears course down my cheeks

her universal berceuse gradually rocked me to deep slumber

cradling my fragile self tenderly

and in my dreams the lullaby carried me home.

Written for Sadje’s wdys.


51 thoughts on “Mother’s embrace

    1. Just gorgeous Punam, superbly described! πŸ˜β€οΈπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘πŸ‘The tender; healing touch/calming sounds of a mother and how it stays with us for the rest of our lives. We never stop needing it or yearning for it! πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ˜

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  1. Punam you have captured the universal need for our Mother’s touch and love. Some search for that refuge their whole lives while others draw on sweet memories. Love this one beyond words! ❀ ❀

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