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A widow

by Sarmishtha De
(Silchar, Assam , India)



White saree,
knot has opened up,
Loose end fanning its fang-
Is now free.

I see in mirror-
A face of you,
And beside you is blank me,
Staring back as white as my saree.

Colorless me-
Blinded by color sketched memory.
I see us walking down the sidewalk,
And now I’m frozen on other side of the wall.

Without you-
A dream I dared to dream.
A thought-
Everyday I fought with.

Days passed ; years gone,
Kids have grown ,
The reminiscence are still young-
And vivid.

I stand alone in shards as-
A wife,
A mother,
A widow.

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Jul 14, 2013
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Thank you !!!
by: Sarmishtha De

I completely agree with what you said Parimala ji. And Thank you for reading my poem.

Jul 14, 2013
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Thank you !!!
by: Sarmishtha De

A big thank you Pankaja ji .

Jul 13, 2013
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Woes of a widow
by: Parimala Rao

In this modern world the widow should restart her life and never crush her dreams and suffer. The past practices should disappear .

Jul 07, 2013
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Significant
by: nuggehalipankaja

Very moving poem.

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