Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Mommy Santa ~ Ho, Ho, Ho!

To My Unborn Child ~

Flipping the news channels,
Awing at the baby commercials,
Your Mommy plans someday.
What would she gift you on your 3rd birthday?

Inviting friends from your Play School,
Tricycle with cake of your favorite cartoon.
Morning Puja in the temple,
And evening party with balloons.
Imbibing Social Values at outset.
Social manners add to your growth chart...
You should never forget.

A Doll House or Lego,
Maybe, an iPad for your rocking generation.
Or choose the Best of Schools,
To build your foundation.
Hang on, when I was 6...
I missed reading story books at that age.
Gift of Reading would be perfect,
To nurture you at that stage.

You won't be born with a silver spoon,
But surely will have privileges many.
Trip to the nearest slum on turning 13,
To teach you value of each penny.
Life is a hard taskmaster, be a better student.
Gift of Wisdom to you, to be prudent.

Will take all rides in an amusement park,
Your Mom will shed all her inhibitions.
On your 18th birthday, I promise,
I Gift You to be Fearless and stand by your decisions.
For headstrong people, opportunities smile.
Unabashed march into future, My Darling Child.

For I'll be really old,
You will be young at 26.
What to gift you to match your uber-cool life?
Your old mother would be in a fix.
To protect you and your family from Financial unseens.
Subscription Gift of Forbes India magazine.

~ Would be, Mommy…

*This post is a part of the 1001 Gifts Activity by HDFC Life in association with BlogAdda


  1. Just beautiful !! Love the ideas . Wish you all the best!!

    Here is my entry for the contest

  2. What beautiful gifts! Any child would be lucky to have those gifts. All the best for the contest.

  3. Liked the flow and the thought. Good post Saru

  4. Awww! This so cute! Lovely gifts!!!

  5. Unique way of writing for the prompt
    Good lck :)

  6. Wonderful gifts, explained in a touching manner.

  7. I was the first one to comment on this post Saru, I don't know where does it get lost...I always loved your words and the way how you use them to form a word garland...These are some unique and wonderful gifts...Loved the poem... :)

    1. WOW! This is such a beautiful comment, Ayushi. You just made my day.

      Sorry about your earlier comment.

  8. I had many number of plans for my would-be child even when I myself was a kid. Plans were quite silly at that age but yet I did have them. Now my list of plans for them are more realistic and yeah most of them definitely are as yours.
    Beautifully crafted as always. Picking up the perfect ideas you have made it a superb one..

    1. Awww... that's extremely sweet. Glad that we are in sync here. Thanks for a generous comnent, Sonia.

  9. Loved it Saru... Its like letters to your unborn child for various phases of her life :)
    Good luck for the contest and wish you a great 2014 :)

  10. More than your words, flow and emotions, the thing that amazes me about you is how you can write on every topic, in rhythm! Kudos!

    1. Kinda speechless now. I guess it happens when you start penning down your feelings. :)