Nuntius Matris – A Mother’s message

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Illustration by Aishworya

Amidst the pattering of the rain on my window,
Remember when we used to race raindrops, will you?
Sweating in the sandbox, or rolling about in snow
Wish on rainbows when you must, but save just a few.

I rummage about my cupboards for promises unkept,
‘Charlie, Your princess’ in crayon it said and wept.
I shall be in the stars, and ocean waves when it’s blue.
Blow out a candle, make a wish, but save just a few.

Sandcastles on the beach, collecting shells in shallow waters.
As you sip hot chocolate, feel the frosty wind and smile,
Remember to add a pinch of cinnamon, will you?
Hear the bells when you’re late, make a wish, but save just a few.

Save them for when your pillow is drenched with longing.
Save them for when you’re drowning in thoughts.
Save them for when you have too much to give.

Save them for the unwavering reassurance in a smile.
Be brave, I’ll see you around in a while.

~Aishworya

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