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Girl - A Poem

Rinita is a creative writer, with focus on poetry. She delves into several forms including Haiku/Senryu, Sonnets, Free Verse, and Prose.

Shadow of Lost Hope

Shadow of Lost Hope

Background

This is a sensitive topic and unfortunately, those who can relate to it still form the minority. But I feel that the childless not by choice (CNBC) community that generally lurks in the shadow has a right to be heard. And so, this poem.


The verse talks about all the aspirations a woman had for a daughter that was never born (whatever may be the reason). All the experiences that those with children go through are laid out in this woman's dreams, only the dream keeps breaking and she realizes that the reality is nothing but dust.

The Poem

Girl


Steady blue eyes, with a spark unreal

A gene so fond yet rare

With every look you swept away tears

Until they dried up in thin air


Girl


You picked blossoms for tender nosegays

Saving the best for your mother’s vase

Leaves that fell made a walkway up

And when she looked, ‘twas dust in her plaids


Girl


The red teddy bear awaits your hugs

It’s arms too big for your tiny embrace

Saving some love never given

You take the rest to your home of grace


Girl


A birthday cake here, a new frock there

Presents from everyone, greeting cards

They know now where you are

But they come, to read your secret words


And Now


Girl, have I yearned for your touch ever more?

Girl, will I ever forego the bliss I imagined so?

Girl, your silhouette speaks a thousand words

But girl, all but stardust remains in your little bow


© 2021 Rinita Sen

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