Every mother has a story to tell:
Of stepping back when children are young,
Of letting go of career and passion,
Putting a pause on certain dreams.

She would not call it sacrifice, though,
As she reiterates to herself and others-
The dilemma is same for all mothers, and
Her choice is right, her path is true.

If she had to let a part of her life go,
She had chosen the right one to lose.
She’s doing it for none but herself
But don’t let her attitude deceive you.

You would not a hear a deep sigh
Let out in the darkness of her solitude
A suppressed sob or a lonely tear
If she ever allows it to escape.

For opportunities lost, others gone ahead;
She finds strength in reassuring herself
She’s done her best, given circumstances-
Her choice was right, her path was true.