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Mirror a Reminder - Poem Inspired by Brenda's Prompt

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Rozlin loves to write poems in her leisure time and share them with her readers.

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The Background Story

Brenda has again come up with a new word prompt. This week, she has given us word, “Mirror”. I found this word prompt bit difficult. After having an afternoon nap, my muse got up with a inspiration.

Not all kinds of human beings on this planet have time to look in the mirror, one of a kind is “Mother”.

Right from the birth to the school life of kids or until they become independent, Mother’s life is very busy. Even if a newborn baby is sleeping at the daytime, she will not sleep. She will make the maximum use of this time before her kid wakes up. This time she will not use it for herself, instead she will go for completing her household chores.

When her kid starts going to school, haste is added to her busy life. Her morning starts with a quick shower, then a quick healthy breakfast with kid and then she would quickly dress up her kid. She would have a glance in the mirror in the morning before moving out of the house with the kid, to drop him to the school bus.

Her responsibilities are not over here, then there is the rest of the family she must look after. Without expecting anything in return, she constantly works hard to feed the family with different delicacies and raise children well. Even if she wants to pamper herself, she does not find time.

The following poem is all about a mother and her glance at the mirror. Hope Brenda and my hubber friends like it.

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Mirror a Reminder

While running towards the kitchen,

she caught herself in the mirror on her cupboard door.

She had a close look.

It showed her tired face,

dark circles under her eyes,

and blackheads on her nose.



She noticed that she forgot herself.

She forgot to take care of herself,

while busy looking after the family.



Self-love is not selfish she realizes.

Some rest is important for her too.

She decided to pamper herself,

to enjoy the unknown span of life.



She speaks to herself with compassion

to radiate peace outside.

Her anxiety and depression reduce to some extent.



When she smiled looking at the mirror,

It made her accept and trust herself more.

Restoring back her self-confidence she stared at herself.

Looking in the mirror, she falls in love with her own look.

Sometimes you have to unplug yourself from the world for a moment, so you can reset yourself.

— Unknown

The Prayer of Supplication

There is a prayer, a Muslim is supposed to recite when looking at the mirror. It has a very beautiful meaning. I will write here the translation, “O Allah (God), just as you have made my physical appearance beautiful, make my character beautiful as well.”

© 2021 Rozlin

Comments

Rozlin (author) from UAE on July 07, 2021:

Thank you Moon, for reading and commenting. I appreciate your time and generous comments. I'm glad you liked my poems dedicated to mothers and my response to Brenda's prompt. Stay safe and healthy always , dear sister.

EK Jadoon from Abbottabad Pakistan on July 06, 2021:

Beautiful response to word prompt challenge, Rozlin. You have described the situation of a 'mother' very well, dear sister. I like both of your poem on 'mother'. Thanks for sharing.

Stay safe and healthy...

Rozlin (author) from UAE on July 06, 2021:

Thanks a lot for stopping by and leaving a comment. I appreciate your kind words. Stay safe and happy always, dear Peggy.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on July 06, 2021:

Good mothers are very busy people. That prayer that you translated at the end is beautiful!

Rozlin (author) from UAE on July 06, 2021:

Thanks a lot, Vidya for reading and commenting. I'm glad you liked my write up and found it relatable. I appreciate. Stay safe and happy.

Blessings and Much Love.

Rozlin (author) from UAE on July 06, 2021:

Than a lot Amara for stopping by and commenting. I appreciate your time and kind words. I'm happy you loved hub.

Blessings and Much Love!

Rozlin (author) from UAE on July 06, 2021:

Nice to hear from you, Misbah. Hope you are doing well. Wishing you a speedy recovery,dear. I'm glad you liked my write up and enjoyed reading it. Thanks a lot for stopping by and commenting. Take a good care of yourself. May Allah bless you with a good health and lots of happiness you deserve always. Ameen!

VIDYA D SAGAR on July 06, 2021:

Lovely poem Rozlin. Every mother can relate to it. A mother needs to take some time off and care for herself. If she is happy all others around her will be happy. Thanks for sharing..

Amara from Pakistan on July 06, 2021:

Rozlin, its an excellent piece of writing.. I loved it..

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on July 06, 2021:

Excellent piece of writing, Rozlin. I enjoyed reading it. The dua you mentioned in the end. I used to recite it when I was a kid I was not reciting it from a long time now. You remembered me of it again. Thank you, dear sister. Jazak Allahu khairan

Blessings and Love to you

Rozlin (author) from UAE on July 06, 2021:

I'm glad to hear from you, manatita. Thank you very much for stopping by and commenting. I'm glad you liked my response to Brenda's prompt.

Stay safe and healthy always.

manatita44 from london on July 06, 2021:

Lovely attempt at Brenda's prompt. I love anything that mentions 'mothers' and you did an excellent job.

Rozlin (author) from UAE on July 05, 2021:

Thank you, John for stopping by and commenting. I appreciate your kind comment. Sometimes even I'm not able to see the comments I posted on others hub. Don't why. And also sometimes I'm not able to find others hub on my feed. HP emails me about those hubs , but there are not on my feed. Don't know why?

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on July 05, 2021:

I did write a comment but it doesn't seem to be here. Excellent work.

Rozlin (author) from UAE on July 05, 2021:

Hi, Chitra di. I'm glad you liked my response to Brenda's prompt and found my hub relatable. Thanks a lot for leaving a comment. I appreciate. Blessings to you always.

Rozlin (author) from UAE on July 05, 2021:

Thank you Rosina for stopping by and commenting. I'm glad you liked my article. I appreciate your time and kind comments. Stay safe and healthy always dear sister.

Rozlin (author) from UAE on July 05, 2021:

Thanks a lot Vanita for stopping by and commenting. I'm glad you enjoyed reading my hub. Blessings to you, dear friend.

Rozlin (author) from UAE on July 05, 2021:

Thank you Dora for reading and leaving a comment. I'm glad you liked it. Stay safe and healthy always.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on July 05, 2021:

A beautiful response to the word prompt, mirror! I am sure, all the mothers can relate to this, with themselves, and their mothers, or other mother figures!

Thank you for sharing this wonderful post! I enjoyed reading it!

Rosina S Khan on July 05, 2021:

I am glad the mother in your poem is finally able to make time for self-care and love her reflection in the mirror. I like the prayer at the end too. Lovely article, Rozlin.

Rozlin (author) from UAE on July 05, 2021:

Thank you, Mr.Bill for stopping by and commenting. I appreciate your time and kind words. Surely self love is tough for parents, but it is necessary too. Have a good day. Blessings always

Rozlin (author) from UAE on July 05, 2021:

Hi, Brenda. I'm glad you liked my response and message in the poem. Thanks for reviewing my hub. Waiting for the next prompt now. Thank you for giving us word prompt every week Brenda. It really help creativity. Stay safe and healthy always.

Blessings and Much Love

Vanita Thakkar on July 05, 2021:

Nice one, Rozlin. A loving, much deserving tribute to mothers. Enjoyed reading. Have a great day.

Dora Weithers on July 05, 2021:

This is affirmation to be grateful for the gift of sight. The mirror also empowers us to be grateful for who we are. Good message!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on July 05, 2021:

Self love indeed, a tough lesson for parents to learn, and remember, but a valuable one for sure.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on July 05, 2021:

Rozlin

You are so right about a Mother's life being busy.

It takes quite alot of energy & time to run a family & take care of a household.

There is little time left to look in the mirror or pamper oneself.

In your poem, "Mirror a Reminder", you remind us that we need to take time for ourselves.

It is not selfish to out ourselves first. We must learn to love ourselves.

Everything else can wait.

You've included a Muslim prayer at the end that is quite powerful.

We should all pray for our character to be strong & beautiful.

Great job Rozlin.

I'll post a link in the article, "Word Prompts Help Creativity / Week 19

Rozlin (author) from UAE on July 05, 2021:

Eman, I'm really glad that you liked poem. Thanks for reading and commenting. I appreciate your kind words. Stay safe and healthy always.

Nian from Pakistan on July 05, 2021:

You wrote an outstanding poem. It is true that mother puts her all the efforts to provide comfort for her children.

Many Blessings to you.

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