I have not seen the Goddess,

but my mother

who showed me the light

of the day!

Nurtured me,

taught me the lessons,

protected me

every now and then!

Years passed,

onus fell upon me,

talked and chatted,

served in the hour!

Crisis pepped in,

battle began,

days and nights

killed the spirit!

Yet the battle was won.


But never thought,

she would quit so early,

threw me in the darkness

where a ray never ripped through!

Am left alone

like the silent mountain,

like the frozen sea!

Times changed,

not the memories,

not the love showered,

not the fragrance lingered!!


          ~ Kunal Roy


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