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In the Shade of A Flourishing Tree - A Poem dedicated to my Mother


Nikki Khan loves to weave words into sentences and those become stories. Fiction is her favourite genre which she always adores to explore.

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A cool shade tree to give comfort | Source

A cool shade tree to give comfort | Source

A poem dedicated to my mother on this Mother’s Day

She lost many before I came,

I chained her in hospital for long nine months.

Though she prayed for a son but found me,

She never complained and hugged me with a Smile.

I was her son, she always said,

My parents brought me up like a fairytale Princess.

Everything was in front even before asked,

I used to call my daddy a magician.

Mum loved me so much, was my best teacher in my childhood,

Became my best friend when I grew up.

She struggled a lot to bring me all,

Wealth; Education And some good time trolls.

One day I wished for a far off land,

She smiled and said ‘yes’ to see me smile.

I chuckled with joy when I came to London,

Couldn’t feel her pain when I left her alone.

My Mum

Love of my life!

Love of my life!

She encouraged and gave me hope all the time,

Never told me her woe and sorrow.

And a day came when I got married,

Her face was gleaming with joy at the venture.

What a symbol of love! What a symbol of love!

She prayed for me day and night,

I realised so late how she survived.

It filled my heart with aches and pains,

I kept her more happy but time kept flying.

My mum was my everything,

I used to sit in her cool shade of affection.

Her breeze of endless love,

Covered me with comfort and joy whenever I felt low.

I never encountered any fear,

With power of her love and soul.

She faced all the challenges,

To give me new life, to make my future bright.

She continued her fight with death for many years,

But all went in vain and this deadly beast won.

Then she left me alone one day to grieve,

Life is such a cruel thing, it doesn’t spare none.

Happy Mother’s Day to my dearest Friend!

A bunch of Roses for a Rose, my Mum | Source

A bunch of Roses for a Rose, my Mum | Source

I know, You have become a twinkle star,

To shine more brighter, to give me more glow.

To bless me more,

I can feel the dazzle of your eternal light.

I feel your presence with me,

Your soul has centred around my house now.

Never to leave me alone,

Not to be departed ever.

Happy Mother’s Day my life,

I love you so much and adore you a lot.

Keep smiling and praying,

For your little Princess who gets all even before asked.

Mother’s love!

© 2018 Nikki Khan


Nikki Khan (author) from London on October 22, 2019:

I pray to God for her long life. Mothers are such a cool breeze who don’t let you feel the chill of outer world.

Thanks for visiting and leaving such a heartfelt comment Denise.

Denise McGill from Fresno CA on October 21, 2019:

What a beautiful tribute. I feel your pain of loss. I still have my mother with me and I don't get to see her often but I know the day is drawing near when she will go to be with my dad and I will grieve.



Nikki Khan (author) from London on September 26, 2019:

Thanks Mark Tulin, many blessings!

Mark Tulin from Palm Springs, California on April 06, 2019:

A beautiful dedication

Nikki Khan (author) from London on December 04, 2018:

Thanks Jason for admiration, bless you.

Jason Behm from Cebu, Philippines on December 02, 2018:

Superb offering to your mother! She must have been the greatest for you and you have been the best son for her. Keep writing Nik! :)

Nikki Khan (author) from London on September 22, 2018:

Thanks Hari,, God bless you!

Hari Prasad S from Bangalore on September 16, 2018:

Fantastic tribute to your mother. Nikki.

- hari

Nikki Khan (author) from London on July 01, 2018:

Thanks Lori for visiting and welcome on my profile!

I truly appreciate your admiration dear.

Nikki Khan (author) from London on July 01, 2018:

Thanks Chris for stopping, mother is the name of sacrifice and love for her children, Your mother and wife were great symbols of love too, I’m sure.

Lori Colbo from United States on June 19, 2018:

Lovely tribute to your mom. You are truly blessed.

Chris Mills from Traverse City, MI on June 07, 2018:

I missed this on Mothers' Day. Your words remind me of my own mother and of my late wife. They both understood the concept of self-sacrificing love for their children. Thank you for sharing your beautiful poem. I'm sure your mother is smiling.

Nikki Khan (author) from London on May 23, 2018:

Thanks Chitrangada for visiting dear!

I appreciate your insightful comment, parents always stay with their children, no matter physically or spiritually, you are absolutely right my dear.

I can actually feel my parents with me all the time, the bond is so strong never to be broken, I guess.

Many blessings to you and your family dear!

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on May 22, 2018:

Beautiful and heart touching tribute to your mother.

I am sorry, she is not with you physically. But believe me, parents are always there with their children, protecting them, blessing them. Their presence can be felt, even if they can’t be seen.

Lovely picture of your mother, so calm and composed, and full of affection.

Thanks for sharing this beautiful poem. I am sorry, I am reading it a little late.

Nikki Khan (author) from London on May 19, 2018:

Thanks William for leaving such an insightful comment, Highly Appreciated.

God bless you!

William Kovacic from Pleasant Gap, PA on May 18, 2018:

A beautiful piece of work, and wonderful tribute, Nikki. The pictures were wonderful, too.

Nikki Khan (author) from London on May 15, 2018:

Thanks Jo for your visit dear!

These lines show how a mother actually can change your tentions into joy and happiness.

That’s the reason “a mother is like a flourishing shade of a blossoming tree”.

Many Blessings!

Jo Miller from Tennessee on May 15, 2018:

I love these lines:

"I used to sit in her cool shade of affection.

Her breeze of endless love,

Covered me with comfort and joy whenever I felt low."


Nikki Khan (author) from London on May 15, 2018:

Thanks Jai, much appreciated.

Jai Hitachiin on May 15, 2018:

awe this is just so heart touching .. well constracted poem .. cheers

Nikki Khan (author) from London on May 14, 2018:

Thanks Liz for coming by, I respect your comment.

This poem is a detailed insight into my mother’s life and her love for me.

She truly deserves this tribute as being the best mum in this whole world and I’m so grateful to God for blessing me with her, the most valuable gift of my life ever.

Many Blessings!

Nikki Khan (author) from London on May 14, 2018:

Thanks Tim for leaving such an insightful message.

My mother loved me and gave me supurb life for which I’d be much obliged to her always.

I hope she’s having a marvellous life in heavan as she had enough of difficulties here on earth.

Your mother must be a lovely lady who brought up a great writer like you are.

I would love to hear your mother’s story to know her more.

Many Blessings to you and your family!

Nikki Khan (author) from London on May 14, 2018:

Thanks Manatita for visiting!

I wanted to write this great story of my mother and her sacrifices for me.

Especially her love which endured all to get me the best, I can’t explain it in words how thankful I am to her for giving me the best in this world.

She was the most beautiful and charming lady, and I love her so much!

Blessings my brother!

Nikki Khan (author) from London on May 14, 2018:

Thanks Larry for coming dear!

I miss my mother so much too on this very special day.

May God bless her and bless all the mothers!

Nikki Khan (author) from London on May 14, 2018:

Thanks Linda for coming along dear!

My mother indeed was an amazing lady who was strong enough to protect her kids from unfortunates and was so kind to give all her love to make us best persons.

And all I am today, is only because of her.I owe this to my mother and I am so proud to be her daughter.

I had a great time with my husband and kids yesterday, my daughter gave me a mother’s card and flowers which was the most beautiful thing ever happened to me.

Bless you and your family dear!

Nikki Khan (author) from London on May 14, 2018:

Bill my friend, thanks for your heartfelt comment.

Mother is such a God’s gift which you want to keep forever but unfortunately it can’t happen.

But mother’s prayers and blessings always remain with her kids forever which act like a shade of a flourishing tree to protect from hot rays of sun.

Bless you and your wife always!

Liz Westwood from UK on May 13, 2018:

This is very moving and evocative poetry. It gives a real insight into what your Mum was like and into your relationship with her.

Tim Truzy from U.S.A. on May 13, 2018:

Wonderful dedication to your mother; she worked hard to see you blossom, Nikki. Insightful observation.

I could not help but feel her presence through your words, and realize we are connected to her through you.

Thank you for reminding me of my mother who left the world five years ago; thank you for sharing your lovely and heartfelt poetry.

Much respect,



Nikki Khan (author) from London on May 13, 2018:

Thanks Sean brother for leaving such a heartbreaking comment, I cried at some lines too.

There are no words to explain a mother’s love for her kids, nothing can measure that infinite love.

May God bless all mothers in this world.

Blessings to you and to loving mother of your kids brother.

Remember in your prayers!

manatita44 from london on May 13, 2018:

A very sweet and touching poem. Truly heartfelt. Unlike me, you used a real life-like way of narration which detailed your journey well.

Some poignancy at the end.

A wise- looking and strong, patient face. God continue to bless your mom in heaven.

Larry Rankin from Oklahoma on May 13, 2018:

I miss my Mother this time of year especially.

Beautifully written.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on May 13, 2018:

This is a beautiful tribute to your mother, Nikki. She sounds like a lovely and very kind person. I hope you have a wonderful day in spite of your sadness.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on May 13, 2018:

A beautiful tribute, filled with love...very touching and heartfelt, Nikki. Thank you for sharing this with us, and Happy Mothers Day to you.

blessings always

Ioannis Arvanitis from Greece, Almyros on May 13, 2018:

I tried a lot not to cry, but I couldn't. This, my little sister, is a masterpiece of pure Love. I have no more words to say, just that I send my love and my prayer to this beautiful Woman, up there!

She is always by your side; I know that for sure.


Nikki Khan (author) from London on May 13, 2018:

Thanks Mary for your precious comment!

I actually can feel my parents’ presence with me as I see them in my dreams almost everyday.

Very happy and talking to me, laughing which gives me more strength to live happily.

Happy Mother’s Day dear!

Bless you and your family.

Nikki Khan (author) from London on May 13, 2018:

Thanks Flourish for stopping dear!

This is just a small dedication to ‘A lady of endless Love’.

My love for my parents would bloom with the time as I’d never let it fade away.

Happy Mother’s Day dear!

Many blessings to you and your family!

Nikki Khan (author) from London on May 13, 2018:

Welcome in my profile David!

Thanks for such a nice comment, I truly admire your poetry and love to read it.

This is like medal for me from an amazing poet.

Happy Mother’s Day and many blessings!

Nikki Khan (author) from London on May 13, 2018:

Thanks John for your visit, I appreciate your kind words.

This is all from my heart and I’m honoured to get this admiration from a great poet like you are.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on May 12, 2018:

What a tribute to your mother who prayed for a son but got you and loved you the more. Though she is no longer with you but her spirit is always there keeping you in her love.

FlourishAnyway from USA on May 12, 2018:

This was truly beautiful and from your heart. You did your mother proud with this poem. I’m sorry she is not with you here on Earth. Keep her memory alive in your heart.

whonunuwho from United States on May 12, 2018:

Such a beautiful tribute to your mother. Well done my friend. whonu

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on May 12, 2018:

A beautiful and touching dedication to your dear Mother. Good work, Nikki. A pleasure to read.

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