On certain days...Feelings have a way of coming gushing forth like memories...


I Need You Today

A pink tiny ball
Of flesh,
Soft.
Crying hungrily,
I panic,
Offer my oozing
Breast-
You stop.
Sighs of satisfaction-
Mine and yours-
I watch you tenderly
As you suckle
My baby,
My finger in your grip-
Perfect ten,
Tiny pink toes
I admire,
Wonderingly...

Years have passed.

Faltering first steps-
You fall,
I rush, pick you up,
Hug you lovingly...

"Ma-ma!"
you lips utter-
blood rushes to my temples
heart misses a beat!
Strange feeling of elation
Grips me suddenly...
Even today,
When I think back,
Same feeling engulfs me.

Today you are a big girl,
Thousands of miles away-
London never seemed so far
as it seems today
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Soni,
"May you live a thousand years,
In each year, fifty thousand days!"
Love, take care, Mama
PS
Today, you might not need me
I Need You Today!




Author: Zoya Zaidi
April 8th 2006
Aligarh (UP), India
CopyrightŠ: Zoya Zaidi




Poetry by Zoya Zaidi
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Written on 2006-04-08 at 15:28

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pia
Beautiful - and true ...they grow up so fast My son is now 18 and I am the one who needs him most...life is strange...
2006-04-15


she
Aaaaawwwww...........that is such a pretty poem!!!!!The joy of motherhood has never been more beautifully captured!!!!!
2006-04-11


Teala
Tears yet again!! This is so beautiful, I don't know what to say!!
2006-04-10


GB
This is good . A mother and her child ( is this you my dear Z ) , anyway ... well penned . Yes ...life does go too fast sometimes and sometimes we dont realize how fortunate we are with loved ones . People grow up and move on ... it's LIFE . GOOD READ ........ G
2006-04-09


Lourdes
I got so emotional the first time I read this,
so I had to return with a more stabile heart to write a comment. This is more than a lovely poem. This is a tribute to motherhood and.. yes, those years that pass so quickly but never really pass at all! Soni is lucky daughter,and her mother; a talented wonderful woman who honores the bay with her glowing presence. Thank you Zoya.
A happy-sobbing hug ¤ Lourdes
2006-04-09


Malin Johansson
This poem was really beautiful... directly from the heart... in the blood...
this made tears in my eyes... Beautiful Zoya as always...
2006-04-09


Hamzah Khan
i loved this poem as if i my self was a mother.
=)
2006-04-09


Veld Cooper
This is so touchingly beautiful and could only have been written by a parent - it is so authentic and touching!
2006-04-09


Feiyn
beautiful
touching
and an understanding of whats precious and what we hold onto.
2006-04-09


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((Zoya))
A really touching poem of your love for your daughter.

May I also wish Soni a very happy birthday.

Liam x
2006-04-08


Emeka Chike Nwogu
Your offering woke up certain memories.
Great writing.

Emeka
2006-04-08


Zoya Zaidi
Thanks friends for your loving response, I am attaching my photo with Soni on her first birthday.
Hope you will like us?
Love, xxx, Zoya
2006-04-08


Kathy Lockhart The PoetBay support member heart!
zoya, the sweetest oozes from this writing as the sweet milk from your breast flowed for your baby girl. Those are the most precious times in my life, the nursing of my babies. What a wonderful blessing given to mothers. Nothing that can compare to the elation, the total fulfillment that comes with nuturing your baby at your breast. How time flies, but we shall never forget the special overall feelings of suckling our little ones. At least that is the way it was and is for me. Seems that you feel the same. Happy Birthday to your baby girl all grown up. Kathy
2006-04-08


Marie
She's so lucky to have a mother like you! Hopefully she knows that. :)

I would also like to say:
Happy Birthday, Soni!
2006-04-08



India, Sweden or wherever else in the world - how alike we all are, even in the emotions and memories that come upon us each time one of our children has his/her birthday!
And, as always, you can express it all so well!
Congratulations to both mother and daughter on this day, hugs!
2006-04-08


Esti D-G The PoetBay support member heart!
So sweet Zoya! Sentiments all us mum's know so well and you have so lovingly brought to life.
Well done and loadsaluv estixxxxxxx
2006-04-08


BlueyedSoul
Zoya you made me think of my little girl today and the very first time i saw her lovely precious face.....i picture that will never leave me. A very touching write from the heart of a mother.

~BlueyedSoul
2006-04-08


lastromantichero The PoetBay support member heart!
a wonderful poem Zoya your skill and love shows through well done rgds mike
2006-04-08


Inked.
Zoya, Zoya...once again, your words are leaving me breathless here. You've capture the perfect essence of wondering motherhood, loving motherhood, happy motherhood, and needing motherhood...

The last stanza is gripping. The last lines are perfect.
2006-04-08


Rik The PoetBay support member heart!
This is a wonderful and natural piece, which bleeds the love and longing of a mother for her eternal child. Really enjoyed this read.
2006-04-08