An original poem by Rabia Subhani
Within the refuge of her warm embrace,
I seek forgiveness for all my sins.
It’s to her I turn in times of need
and in her ineffable grace, I find my own strength.
Her lips kiss me with a love
unsurpassed by all others,
for it is born of strength, resilience, and devotion.
I could drown in the ocean of tears
she has shed,
weeping in worry for her children,
forever caring about their well-being,
illnesses, anxieties, and pains.
And in her arms I find the comfort
of a thousand sorrows,
as she consumes my pain as her own
and gives back her love a hundred-fold,
as only a mother can.
And within my mother’s eyes,
I see the beauty of all I am
reflected back at me…