Do you know - that sinking feeling
When you and your mom are talking
Your mom says with a disheartened tone
"My dear one, so you are not coming home..
For this vacation, or for the next one"
On the other line of the phone
I wonder why moms love us so much
And feel guilty in my stomach
As I reply: "Mamma, life has become so busy"
"Finding time is not that easy"
When she pretends to not have a tearful eye
While seeing me off and saying good-bye
I am affected to comprehend,
If in this perpetually busy world,
Are our priorities rightly sorted
Lost in pretending to achieve things we go after
Do we take too much for granted to regret later?
- Dedicated to my dear mamma