JIBAN GOSWAMI

Rookie - 64 Points (23rd November,1951 / Guwahati, Assam, India)

In A Railway Shanty


Lying in a shanty by a railway track her tired heap of bones shaken by roaring trains she dreams of sounds of silence
twin toddlers tug at lumps of desiccated breasts howling in despair, fire in their belly unquenched

Submitted: Saturday, August 02, 2014

Topic of this poem: despair


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A saw a dying woman in a railway shanty in a staion in UP, India. Her kids not knowing her plight were trying to feed from her breasts, howling in hunger.The pathetic scene retained in my memory and I have tried to depict it here.s

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