veeraiyah subbulakshmi


We Will Be Left Alone


We are left alone as babies in the cradle,
We are left alone as riders on the saddle,
We are left alone as debtors to the dismay,
We are left alone as candidates to convey.

The parents leave us alone when we are young,
Then we leave them alone when they are old,
When sorrow keeps us alone, it is too sad,
When the lifeless form is left alone, it is not bad.

Submitted: Monday, December 19, 2011
Edited: Tuesday, December 20, 2011

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