Bireswar Halder


Tarnished Motherhood - Poem by Bireswar Halder

Today I am free, free from all earthly ties,
No bondage, no barrier as I am limitless
I can fly miles after miles wherever I wish
And you cannot touch me any more.

Don`t kneel down near the grave and cry
I am no more there, far away from you
Don`t call me your daughter again
As you will get no response from the grave

I dreamt of a sweet home like others do
And I reposed all hope on you for a peaceful life
But alas! You played a cruel trick with my life
Making sweet dreams collapse into pieces

I know you are sunk in ambition for wealth
Climbing on others as a ladder to scale the peaks
No sympathy, no love and affection for me
Only apathy and hatred showered on me.

I had to fight the odds of life from childhood
None I found to share my grief and pain
What made you bare the fangs to kill me, dear mom?
Your motherhood sullies the earth in jet-black

Shed no tears, no more laments please
A life of such wanton rapacity never writes peace
Think once and be ready for the final judgement
As like everyone, you too will derive what you gave.

Topic(s) of this poem: tragedy


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 16, 2015



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