Laughing Through Tears



The nine month long wait, was going to be over

The ambiguity around ‘YOU’ was going to be clear


Wailing in pain, tears flowed, fear gripped my mind

All while, in ‘Your’ anticipation, my thoughts remained entwined


Hours of labour, left me exhausted

But I waited eagerly, feeling excited


Then came the golden moment when I heard your cries

In that immense pain also I felt overjoyed


Laughing through the tears made me scream

YOU, had come into this world, fulfilling my dream


A mother was born, what an absolute divine feeling

Proud to be a woman, motherhood is a blessing


Sheetal Pradhan Deshpande

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