Scientific Research Fellow in University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
An Old Woman
At the age of eighty
she suffered from a brain stroke,
her heart too was not functioning well
but death was not appearing to choke.
Her relations became frustrated with her,
they asked her, 'When will you die'?
She understood nothing at all,
she never questioned, 'Why?'
One day she took a rope,
tied it tightly round her neck,
then tried to open the knot,
but failed to understand her mistake.
Within minutes she breathed her last,
her tongue came out with drops of blood.
Her relations discovered this later,
their frustration was turned into tear without a single word.
Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on July 07, 2021:
I've never understood why people treat the elderly in such a disrespectful manner, and why they seem to forget that they, too, will become old one day, and history will repeat itself. Thank you for sharing this thought-provoking piece with us.
Blessings to you!