Mother Redefined

Mother —

kissed my sleeping forehead

at six in the morning

returned to me with smiles

at six again.

Mother —

paid the bills

fought corrupted officers

walked the crowded lanes

with bureaucratic files.

Mother —

pursued her dreams

expressed her opinions

lived a life every mother

deserves to live.

                                                      ~ Shraddhanvita Tiwari 

                                                    Pune, India

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