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उपहार: A Birthday Gift for You!

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Happy Birthday Sunshine! 🙂

Happy Birthday Maitreni Mishra

What could I gift you on this Birthday as all what belongs to me is yours. Apart from all the love, care, concern and time, I have a treasure of words for you. Here they go…

Team TSS Woman

 सर्द हवाओं में अपने सपनों की गर्मी भर दूँ,
शुष्क मौसम को आंसुओं की नमी से तर दूँ |

स्वयं करूँ अपना ही अस्तित्व तार-तार ,
कि पा सको तुम विलक्षण व्यक्तित्व बेशुमार |

मुट्ठी में बंद कर लूँ अहम् व स्वाभिमान ,
कि मिल सके तुम्हें, स्वछन्द आसमान |

आँखों से चुन लूँ आँसू, फूलों से चुन लूँ कांटे
चमके तुम्हारी आँखें, महके तुम्हारी साँसें |

जागती रातों में बुन लूँ सितारों के महल,
बस चाँद छीन लाने कि तुम करो पहल |

— संगीता


Dear Mum,

I messed up the room while deciding my birthday dress,
but you arranged everything with no extra stress…

Despite my tantrums that wasted your time I kept yelling at you to get ready,
but you still remained calm and kept me steady…

Throughout the day I remained busy attending phone calls,
but decorating even the entire house didn’t take you on toll…

I was complaining dad’s absence every time
while you were trying to make my every moment special with your presence so divine…

And…while You painstakingly dedicated your love & blessings through this poem for me after framing it whole night,
I simply ignored it while thanking my friends first, was that right? 🙁

I am sorry Mum for always overlooking the sacrifices that you’ve done for me throughout your life just to make me a better person every fine day. You are certainly the last person I am thanking after my Birthday, but definitely the FIRST person in my life who has made me what I am today. I owe you my everything! <3 ‪#‎ILoveYou‬ ‪#‎PlsForgiveMe‬ :'(


  • Very truly said dear. Thank you so much for your wishes! 🙂

  • Happy Belated Birthday, Maitreni. Loved both the version of poetry. You and Sangeeta Ji seems more like a friend than mother and daughter. May all your wishes come true! 🙂

    • Thank you so much Ravish. Again we both missed you on TSS :-P. You are absolutely correct. We are not mom-daughter duo but bff’s 🙂

  • Aww! belated birthday wishes and hugs to you, Maitreni. 🙂

  • Saru

    As they say – there is no better gift than words. Loved the hindi one. Too good, Maitreni 🙂

    • So very well said..Thanks a ton dear Saru 🙂

    • Sangeeta Mishra

      Thank you so much Saru. 🙂

  • yogi saraswat

    मुट्ठी में बंद कर लूँ अहम् व स्वाभिमान ,

    कि मिल सके तुम्हें, स्वछन्द आसमान |

    आँखों से चुन लूँ आँसू, फूलों से चुन लूँ कांटे

    चमके तुम्हारी आँखें, महके तुम्हारी साँसें |
    swagat !!

    • Sangeeta Mishra

      Thank you so much. 🙂

  • Indrani

    Loved this to the last line! Great display of emotions with right words.

    • Thank you Indrani 🙂

    • Sangeeta Mishra

      Thank you so much Indrani. 🙂

  • MS Mahwar


  • Purba Chakraborty

    Sangeeta Ma’am, such emotional and beautiful words you have weaved with your heart that this poetry is looking like a painting of love and blessings.
    And Maitreni, I loved the way you thanked your mother. So so so sweet! :-*

    • Thank you so much dear Purba <3

    • Sangeeta Mishra

      Awww, thanks Purba. Your comments are way beyond mere praises and appreciations as they touch my heart straight away. TSS is lucky enough to have a valuable reader like you and I personally feel blessed being connected with you. Love and hugs. 🙂 <3


    Maitreni.. It happens with all of us.. We certainly fail to express our love for the ones who matter the most.. But don’t feel low my dear.. She already knows how much she matters to you and she’ll definitely forgive you.. God bless 🙂

    • She was overwhelmed and yes she did. Thank you so much for all the motivation, love & support Deeshani ^_^ Means a lot when it comes from you! <3

    • Sangeeta Mishra

      Truly said Deeshani. Mothers could never stay angry with kids for long, even I can’t help it. 🙂

  • ..Wow and a befitting expression of gratitude too!

    • Thank you so much for read & beautiful appreciation :’)

  • That’s a lovely birthday gift..yup a treasure Sangeeta.:-)

    • Sangeeta Mishra

      Thank you so much Somali. Mean a lot. 🙂


    Awww that is so sweet Ma’am..! And the best gift a mother could give to her daughter.. A beautiful token of love indeed! 🙂

    • Sangeeta Mishra

      Thank you Deeshani. It’s indeed heartwarming being appreciated by youngsters, specially you. 🙂

  • simply awesome 🙂 god bless you both 🙂

    • Thank u dearie <3

    • Sangeeta Mishra

      Thank you so much Archana. 🙂

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