Gajanan Mishra

Gold Star - 301,890 Points (3rd April 19sixty / Tikapali, Patnagarh, Balangir, Odisha, India now at Tapobana, Titilagarh, Odisha, India)

Suffering In Silence - Poem by Gajanan Mishra

Suffering in silence
Is written on my forehead.

I have no means to earn here,
No shelter to stay in,
No clothing to put on.

I had been to Hyderabad
As bonded labourer but
I lost my sweet heart there.

I returned back Kesinga, Odisha
The land of my birth.
But what shall I do here.

No one is there to listen me.
I am now on the railway station
To show me the way to live,
Is there any one?

I know not what is Government
But our wordmember came to me
And took two hundred rupees
My hard-earned money as dadan,
And assured to give a card,
Perhaps that would be a source.

Where shall I go now
A problem to me
And whom to approach
And for what
That I do not know.

But sir, I do not like to
Take a rupee also from you,
I hate bagging, excuse me.

Please sir, My bad luck is mine,
As I took birth in Odisha and
Especially on this part.

Topic(s) of this poem: poverty

Comments about Suffering In Silence by Gajanan Mishra

  • (12/7/2015 3:58:00 AM)

    This poem present a faulty problem and it is that it reads much like a story in prose. It does not make the argument in any way that could be called true poetry or poetic lines.

    I can see the sadness of the story, but telling sadness and suffering along do not qualify any writing to earn the mane poetry or poetic diction.

    Try to tell this story paying attention to the words. Find a poetic way to tell this. Try to concentrate on what separate poetry from prose and you will have an acceptable poem; one that could be called poetry.

    Good like with this and keep on trying One day you will hit it right.

    Luis Estable
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Poem Submitted: Monday, December 7, 2015

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