Happiness and Tears


Happiness and Tears

For me happiness was hearing the first cry of my son upon his birth.

And the first glimpse of him in the hospital room.

Such a delicate touch of his tender skin,

Filled a mother’s heart with sheer joy and happiness.

For me happiness was watching his milestones as he grew up,

From a tiny baby into a handsome young man.

And the first time he stood up by himself.

His first step forward – walking – running.

A mother can’t be anything but happy to see her son’s progress.

Remember the day he fell down and hurt himself,

The next moment he picked himself up and walked again.

For me happiness was watching him win a swimming competition,

And remember the days he won in fancy dress compitition dressed as,

A mermaid, butterfly, goat, princess of Liliput, on different occassions.

Happiness was watching him recover from a physical illness

And getting back to routine duties again.

What joy greeted us upon his first job after the graduation.

Happy as this was the best job he held

And learned the minute details of his job.

Sad when he lost job after job due to an illness which struck him.

Happy when he was in a job, sad when he lost one.

The present phase is a happy one

My son is in a nice job and healthy

A beautiful future awaits him

A caring boss guides him at work.

A mother who understands his unspoken words,

Happiness – happiness – happiness

Yes, happiness – for a doting single mother, and her one and only son.


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Kulsum Mehmood 3 years ago from Nagpur, India Author

Thanks Tamarii2

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Tamarii2 3 years ago from NEW YORK

Thank you for responding to my hub.I enjoyed your writings.Continue this great work.

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Kulsum Mehmood 3 years ago from Nagpur, India Author

Thanks drdspervez for reading my hub and for your comment.

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drdspervez 3 years ago from Pakistan

Dear Kulsum Mehmood, you have expressed your feelings which is true. God bless you and your son.


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Kulsum Mehmood 3 years ago from Nagpur, India Author

Thank you




for visiting and for your comments.

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lex123 3 years ago

A mother's feeling of joy is well explained in this hub.

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Tamarii2 3 years ago from NEW YORK

I really enjoyed this hub...don't stop writing or lose interest.." your gift will make room for you". Thank you for reading my hub.

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shara63 4 years ago from Delhi

Kulsum, for a single parent, specially for a mother her child is her world. .. her days & nights revolves round her child, in prayers, well wishes & all that adds to the betterment of her child to see him happy & successful every way...each and every moment in her child life is precious and gives her a reason to live...me too a single parent of two boys...so i can understand this better !......lovely poem, i enjoyed it a lot..thankyou for the sharing!

and, here is a sher from my Ghazal to compliment your poem -

"Gham aur khushi me kaisi yaksaniyat si hai,

Dono ki inteha me umad padte hain aansu"

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Kulsum Mehmood 4 years ago from Nagpur, India Author

Very truly said barbergirl.

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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca

Nothing brings greater joy than a child to a mother's heart.

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