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A Salute!


More precious than the
Moment I held you
In my arms-

More dearer than the
Moment I watched you
Take that first step-

More firmer my faith
Than that moment
You chose your path ahead;

Biting back my gasps;
But making sure you knew
My hand was there-
To hold and guide and support and comfort….

For, only you know-
How torturous the road was;
To this threshold you now are at,
Sailing rough waters.

To pass under that

I saw you
Proud, straight-
The perfect salute;
The smile that played
on your lips.

This mother now,
With pride anew in you,
Hands you over, to our Mother;

With the deepest respect;
For, more precious, more dear
Are you now.

And more firmer my faith
In all that you will do.

A Salute to you
My son!!

Usha, 1 December, ’07

Author: Usha Pisharody

A rambler, pretends to be a teacher, loves to dream, and go on Quixotic Quests in the Realm of Romance With Life...

4 thoughts on “A Salute!

  1. A salute..simply so realistic and so poetic..that makes it special..Indeed special mam.Have seen these dayz.my uncle was an IAF captain ..the salutation,the parade,the discipline,the honour,the pride–all of it ..one can sum up and really make a frame worth being proud of in a lifetime,specially being a mother.widout comparison,every profession is of immense pride..But to see a son/daughter actually serving his/her country is I guess something really special and will be..above all!Bless your son mam and congratulations to you and ur family for that special moment.


  2. Congratulations on a moment to cherish. So blessed are those moments, though few, hold on to you for a life time.A salute to son and the mom!!


  3. a beautiful sentiment…a mother’s pride…a son’s achievement… heartfelt write! juz love it for all doz ryt reznz!!!!! :)This mother now,With pride anew in you,Hands you over, to our Mother;beautiful!!!!!! love this one ma’m!!!!


  4. Soumya, Pop and Sash… Thanks! Blessed to have know you all, however virtually :)!!!


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