Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi


We Will Be Left Alone - Poem by Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi

We are left alone as babies in the cradle,
We are left alone as riders on the saddle,
We are left alone as debtors to the dismay,
We are left alone as candidates to convey.

The parents leave us alone when we are young,
Then we leave them alone when they are old,
When sorrow keeps us alone, it is too sad,
When the lifeless form is left alone, it is not bad.


Comments about We Will Be Left Alone by Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi

  • Edward Kofi Louis (9/9/2016 3:19:00 AM)


    As babies in the cradle! ! Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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  • Rajnish Manga (9/1/2016 12:12:00 PM)


    Nicely articulated thoughts about some unhappy experiences at different stages in life. I quote:
    The parents leave us alone when we are young,
    Then we leave them alone when they are old,
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  • (5/17/2012 12:21:00 PM)


    oh? Burning problem! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, December 19, 2011

Poem Edited: Tuesday, December 20, 2011


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