Debasish Mishra

A Painful Truth - Poem by Debasish Mishra

Have you ever ruined
Somebody's hardwork?
I have, rather unintensionally,
Ended someone's efforts & expectations.

But my ignorance is no excuse
For the gush of pain that I caused...
Nothing can compensate that loss.
A feeling of remorse takes over me
With an inescapable grip.

Yet what more can I do
For perpetrating a thing
That I did, rather unwillingly.
This discovery opens a stream of pain in me
Which can never be tantamount to what I caused.
I fail to understand
Whether I am guilty
Or a mere victim...

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  • (1/20/2010 6:56:00 PM)

    this is full of regret and may be some percentage of confusion. i hope you have come out of the dilemma and made peace with yourself. good write though. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 11, 2010

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