Bireswar Halder


WHERE IS SALVATION


Once the story was mirth and glory,
Of sweet memories and shared joy.
Peace ran deep in the family,
Life glowed everywhere, life smiled.

Today they are abandoned, an unwanted burden
Thrown down from their sweet homes
Nobody wants to see their faces any more
Their fate too burned in the husbands’ pyre.

No sympathy, no relief at old age home
Terrible pain and melancholy run after them
No peace ever peeps in their hearts
The wretched widows leave fate to the Lord

Children whom they reared, for whom they lived
For whom they saved all delights and dreams
These children turned to beasts, Motherhood cried
This suffering, these tears—widows awaiting death.

Who will show light to these widows?
Will they get an eternal salvation?
Will they be free from cycle of birth and death?
Are they only fated for flames of Varanasi?

Submitted: Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (WHERE IS SALVATION by Bireswar Halder )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  2. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  3. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  4. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  5. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  6. A Smile To Remember, Charles Bukowski
  7. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  8. If, Rudyard Kipling
  9. A Character, William Wordsworth
  10. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou

Poem of the Day

poet Henry David Thoreau

Whate'er we leave to God, God does,
And blesses us;
The work we choose should be our own,
God leaves alone.

If with light head erect I sing,
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

New Poems

  1. Oranges, Emmanuel George Cefai
  2. Emperor Of Clouds, Emmanuel George Cefai
  3. The sequitur, Emmanuel George Cefai
  4. Guitars Whose Chords Move, Emmanuel George Cefai
  5. The Missing Man of Indian English Poetry.., Bijay Kant Dubey
  6. The waters closed, Emmanuel George Cefai
  7. The whirr of wings, Fluttering., Emmanuel George Cefai
  8. Copper And Zinc, Emmanuel George Cefai
  9. Vase of Love, Rusty Gouveia
  10. Night In A Zinc Garb, Emmanuel George Cefai
[Hata Bildir]