Jaishree Nair

A Tear Drop - Poem by Jaishree Nair

Could she have known....
that she would end up
in an empty barn
at the age of ninety....

Solitary with not a shred of clothing,
to cover her skeletal body,
Eyes sunken in deep holes of misery
Bones peeping through skin sheer.

The anguish plain of languishing
homeless, helpless, all alone
Her bosom that had fed eight
now bare; craving for those nurtured lips.....

Her face criss cross with lines
smeared with the forbearance of suffering
A soul withering in smothered
motherly love; bewildered by fate.

Her hands now shrivelled
that had once caressed her young ones.
Her lips now cracked
that once had sung many lullabies.

The authorities found her thus....
A pathetic example of extreme cruelty
She extended a hand beseeching...
Her smile through agony
brought tears to many!

Topic(s) of this poem: love

Form: Free Verse

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Based on the news about a ninety year old Lady who was found half dead in the cowshed where she had been languishing for many months.She had eight children.

Comments about A Tear Drop by Jaishree Nair

  • Sanjukta Nag (9/15/2015 11:29:00 PM)

    Inspite of having eight children, she had to end up in a cowshed. Pitiful old age. Heart felt and well knitted poem. (Report) Reply

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  • (9/14/2015 12:19:00 AM)

    The pathetic situations of old aged people is really shocking problem of humanity. The societal awakenness and rehabilitation properly is the real solution. Nice idea and poem. (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (9/13/2015 12:55:00 PM)

    A great write and well expressive poem so nicely depicted. Thanks for sharing. .....10 (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (9/13/2015 12:50:00 PM)

    A great write and Well expressed poem so nicely presented. Thanks for sharing. .....10 (Report) Reply

  • Miraj Raha (9/13/2015 11:50:00 AM)

    such a poignant and heartfelt write.Our India has many examples like this in every country, but somehow we shame away to lend a hand even if we want to. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 13, 2015

Poem Edited: Sunday, November 15, 2015

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