Indira Renganathan

Alankar(Decor) -212 - Poem by Indira Renganathan

Answer Now(Yama)

The Yama is named for the Hindu god of death

The Yama is:
syllabic, written in 6 syllable lines.
stanzaic, written in any number of quatrains.
rhymed, rhyme scheme x a x a, x being unrhymed.
a poem of death, grief or sorrow. It can be expanded to include simply a poem of loss. (even of a season)

Answer Now

Somewhere invisible
Beyond my sight you've gone
How I'm hurt here this day-
You don't know how I'm done

You could have thought about
How I would be trapped ill
Knowing you were dying
Could have said by your will

'Not to go by the rites
To be a bad omen
Not to be a widow
Disreputed human

But let to cherish you
With kumkum and thaali
In sweet thoughts of our life-'
You could have said rightly

Oh my dear sweet husband
But you did not, did not
I could feel your ailing
That illness gave a lot

I could read your mind too
How you tried to set right
All things ere your last breath
With throes of death- fright

Listen my dear husband
I don't mean to blame you
Of worst fear it's a plea
In hopes for a rescue

In hopes for a rescue
May my words be a plea
For any in future
Not this treatment should be

And I'm scared on my death
Of a disparity
Of a crude embalming
A shameful verity

Now answer my husband
Oh my dear sweet husband
Had you said it all
Would have all this been banned

Topic(s) of this poem: social

Comments about Alankar(Decor) -212 by Indira Renganathan

  • Abdulrazak Aralimatti (9/22/2015 7:35:00 PM)

    Verily, a heart touching poem (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Poem Edited: Tuesday, September 22, 2015

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