1. First Mother
She is our maid servant, comes daily
To help domestic works to my wife
And she plays a little with my grand son
Who is only three months’ old,
And she says, “I cannot get much time
To care for my little one when I become first mother,
Then I have to work for food, there is no system of
State dole or rations, and I have to work on others’ house
Day and night for livelihood, and I tied my little one
On a long cord tied to a bamboo pole so that the baby
Cannot go out of my sight, but the baby can play easily,
And I have to take the baby with me to my work place.
Then I was scattered for motherhood, and take care of
The life that is shattered so heavily on our path way,
So were my life and thus three sons grown up with me
And I am now happy that they are now earning a little
To hold my hand with their little hands, and I am now in need
Of hard cash to buy my daily needs, and so I do work here.
Now there are many systems to care for poor mothers,
But we have no strong support for own power
Financially for all poor mothers and we have to work
For livelihood till now.”
The life she describes is always everywhere in
Pale situation with confrontation with the life,
We are not accustomed to hold these as life’s engagement,
Yet we have these sides, we perceive, and then move forward all the time.
2. Second Mother
She runs for her son’s breast feeding,
Only four months she gets to nourish her child
She is a contractual worker of a government sponsored organization,
She is paid a little, not like of permanent staff of the state,
Yet she has to live on the score of the little ornaments
That the state permits and thus she consoles her
She will be able to feed her son and be able to make her son
A successful son who can earn independently with full satisfaction,
That is not like hers, and she will do it at any cost,
And when she gets time, she chase after time to hold time
And returns home to feed his son with the flowing milk
That her breasts hold for long and feels pain at heart
For being detached from the baby’s touch and charm,
As motherhood, she has to live this kind of struggle.
3. Third Mother
She runs for her son’s breast feeding
And she decides to stay for six months with her baby
Who is new born, and she has time that she gets from government, -
Two years as child caring leave at spells for nourishing for one’s child.
There is no reason of considering what other colleague mothers
Have any point to think of their baby too, as other ones need it equally,
And Govt. has sanctioned the leave, and she will enjoy it full,
She will do feed and care her baby so long until the baby
Grows up to the age of six months, and then she will join work.
4. Fourth Mother
She is single mother, she has no confirmed job, she has no education,
She lives with her only son who is ten months old, and
She gives her breast feeding in every occasion when the baby cries,
And also gives solid food, when his father, who is her ex-husband,
Sends money every month for maintaining the kid, and she is not lucky,
To have a little maintenance cost from her ex, as the divorce suit is not settled,
And she has to work hard on a workshop for her livelihood.
She is waiting to get the maintenance cost of ex- husband’s son.
This month she is waiting, but money has not come,
She does not take her choice, and all she earned have been spent
To purchase baby food, and she becomes angry with the situation,
She is not of that kind of woman
Who will put pressure to get money for the baby from her ex-husband,
And thus she sheds tears this month, and then she decides
To go to the house of the baby’s father
To get the help that he has obliged to pay every month,
As there is no way for much waiting and this way she will burn self,
And will get some shock, and she cannot meet both ends,
Tears come down heavily, and she cannot tolerate it,
She does not pull it off the score and she will sure move first
To go to have some money urgently, and for this she worked overtime
But the overtime money is not enough, she is now in quandary.
5. The Motherhood and the World
Sitting between the two worlds, one developed and other developing natures,
We are all in search of the life of mothers, on the score of humanity, and
We are doing it, on our own, and cannot feel the real necessity where we live,
As the earth has resources that are used by intelligent people and some privileged ones,
And the expenditure with which we are moving like portrait and painting,
We are running on the way where motherhood has no provisions of equal status,
And that we do only on definitions on the world’s considerations, and
We cannot be able to reach to the commons of commons with own portrait
And painting of our financial and environmental achievements till date,
We are only painters on motherhood, and carry the burden century after century.
All mothers do want her baby to be intelligent one to chew the earth’s resources.