Loss

Today my tears stabbed me in the back
Broke tether and escaped from captivity

Love n togetherness, togetherness n love
Go hand in hand, two hearts beat as one

One heart stops, other heart beating in tandem
Falters, yet grief stricken valiantly carries on

Loss of loved one is equal to both in every respect
To children unquestionably, to others yet, not so

A woman from wife transitions to a widow
Object of pity, fodder for society to prey upon

Friends, neighbors, kith n kin, all known folks
Overnight become predators and exploiters

A man on the other hand, even though grief stricken
Carries on, attracting full support of each n everyone

In west, a woman becoming a widow is a mishap
Not a calamity, then why is it not the same in east

Eastern women prey upon women not sparing their own
Money is a great equalizer yet there is still this disparity

Society conscienceless, touts emancipation from rooftops, yet
Its true colors are revealed when tragedy knocks at its doorstep

Today my tears stabbed me in the back
Broke tether and escaped from captivity

A heartbroken widow
Bewildered, asks why???

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Can I see another’s woe, and not be in sorrow too? Can I see another’s grief, and not seek for kind relief?
William Blake English, Artist Quotes

 

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