Be Silent All

by Nuggehalli Pankaja
(Bangalore,India)


Behold!

That unearthly light

With such eerie speed-

Fleeting

Across the sky pale,

Flashing!

Pauses,

Just for a second-but a second fraught

With the fate of a nation rent

By the wail of hearts

Entreating

The light to stop!

Hush, grim darkness swoops

Over daylight

Dazed

Beyond hope!

“OUR NEHRU IS DEAD!”

Cried out the voice,

Then moaned low

Like a babe lost,

“OUR NEHRU IS GONE!


World seemed to stand still,

Life around dead,

Save for that one word

‘JAWAHAR !’

Can I ever erase from my memory

That short

But emotion-fraught

Minute?


“MY. . . . STAR. . . . .IS . . . . GONE! ‘

Echoed and reechoed

The stricken whisper of ‘MOTHER INDIA’,

Sudden grown old,

“MY LIGHT HAS FLED. . . . . . . . . . “
_____- ______ ______




( I wrote this the minute when I heard that our Jawaharlal Nehru was dead)

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Jan 15, 2013
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by: nuggehallipankaja

My my! This seems to be my day!

Jan 15, 2013
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Your Poem!
by: Geetashree Chatterjee

In addition to the depth of content, your verses always capture very opulent visions. Of course! This is my personal opinion and not a general statement. Regards

Jan 08, 2013
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by: NuggehallipankajaAnonymous

Thanks very much Anita and Ananya. You both write very well,hence nice to savor your appreciation.

Jan 06, 2013
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Touchy
by: Anonymous

It is a moving poem. Touchy and possessive. Unwilling to let go of yours and the country's hero in mind, heart and soul. Beautifully written madam.
Anita

Dec 05, 2012
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wwwoooowwweeeeddddd wow
by: ananya shaha

Ur poem is too good for a site like this. best .

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