lalitha iyer

Freshman - 810 Points (7.6.1967 / Kochi, India)

Attention Please - Poem by lalitha iyer

Here lies the deadbody
of my son who was done
yesterday they burnt him bad
for asking more I told you sad
today, he is nomore
in a sheet he was
shrieking in pain and pus
a mother, I am,
a mother am I
yet, the sight I cant stand
it was a cruelty
to humanity
my son, his skin has gone
only soft mass of flesh
oh, how could I kiss you
touch you with my love
how could i feel you
and still my choking tears
yesternight, when u wailed
i wept with nothing to bail
i just sank beneath
above me your skin
like a corpse it shrouded my gloom
oh God, how could humans burn
humans and slumber in barns.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, February 25, 2009

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