Poetry

Dear Millennial Mom

Dear millennial mom, 

 

How hard you worked to get where you were

But gave it up when you became a mother

Following your own heart, you did so

Let no one judge for they do not know

 

C-Sec it was, no need to explain 

Or normal delivery with equal pain 

It was your body, you did so

Let no one judge for they do not know 

 

You fed your child for long

Or used milk and formula along

Understanding your child, you did so

Let no one judge for they do not know

 

You made your baby sleep alone

Or beside you in the bed of your own

Knowing your child, you did so

Let no one judge for they do not know

 

You went back to work

To pursue an ambition, no job did you shirk

Making your own choice, you did so

Let no one judge for they do not know

 

You chose to have a second one 

Or decided after one you are done 

Between husband and wife, you did so

Let no one judge for they do not know

 

You left your child with family

Or sent them to day care daily

Deciding what’s good you did so

Let no one judge for they do not know

 

You let them have too much fun

Or are harsh and strictness overdone

With care and love, you did so

Let no one judge for they do not know

 

You did your best
Juggling different roles without rest

Three cheers to you, we owe

Let no one judge for they do not know

 

Love

Another millennial mom 

 

Author’s note – It’s time we stop judging and respect each other’s decision. We don’t know what prompted others’ actions. Every parent does what’s best for them and their child, given their circumstances. Let’s be there to support, not judge!

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You can read my previous week’s posts here – 7 different kinds of husbands , Let’s make a SonRise, Inner love in outside hearts (Short Story) & Why ditch Hindi to become Global.

 

27 thoughts on “Dear Millennial Mom

  1. I learned it quite late but nevertheless, I did. Every word resonated with my feelings here, Prerna. No matter what we do, our choices are always judged. But high time, we should give it a deaf ear and blind eye to all the comments and keep going, trusting our instincts. For it can never go wrong. Lovely piece, and yes as I always say, you should write poems more often.

  2. ohh..yes..we don’t have to answer anyone but ourselves. We should listen to our heart. Mom’s instincts can never go wrong and we know what is best for our child. No-one but a mom has to decide what is good and bad for her child. I have been living outside India from last 13 years and many times I had to make a few decisions which might not seem an ideal decision to many back home but I knew I made a decision following my guts and I don’t regret it.

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