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Silence in a Crowd

The author wants to accept the fact that death is a natural phenomenon for whoever has come to life.


There it was the crowd

waiting for me to cremate my mom

And I was a child hoping to not get lost

he couldn't help

but hear the melody

at first, everything just stopped in time

sand frozen in air

just like the tears that my eye held

My hands just couldn't move

All I heard was silence

The crowd was frozen too

someone just lost a wife

while someone lost their daughter

some were crying for the loss

while some reciprocated the very emotion

I felt numb

as if there was nothing I could do anymore

Then I heard it

the silence that sang

" monster don't come tonight

my child needs a good night slumber,

Mrs don't come tonight

my child needs a peaceful slumber"

It was her

my mum,

I held one hand close to her photo

and laid another on the ground

And closed my eyes,

when she finished I opened my eyes

to a thousand pair of them staring at me

brought back to the harsh reality

But a smile on my teary face,

I let go of the picture in my hand

and leave the place

with a numbness again.


ISHIKA MEHERE (author) from NAGPUR on September 17, 2021:

Brenda I agree he is really young to suffer such a great loss,

Thank you for reading my poem .Hope you have a great day ahead.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on September 17, 2021:

Very sad to face this at such a young age.

It breaks my heart.

Losing the ones we love though...isn't easy at any age.

ISHIKA MEHERE (author) from NAGPUR on September 17, 2021:

What you said is indeed true vellur my friend. Thank you for your compliment and I hope you have a happy day ahead.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on September 17, 2021:

Facing death - we all have to at some point in life. You have expressed your thoughts and emotions well through this sad poem.

ISHIKA MEHERE (author) from NAGPUR on September 17, 2021:

I agree with you Eman sehar, thank you for reading my poem.Hope you have a nice day ahead.

Nian from Pakistan on September 17, 2021:

"Every soul will taste death." You wrote a sad reality in this poem.

Thanks for sharing this poem.

Many Blessings!!

ISHIKA MEHERE (author) from NAGPUR on September 16, 2021:

I am glad you understood the poem john. What you said is indeed true.

Hope you have a happy day ahead.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on September 16, 2021:

What a sad poem, Ishika. A semi-happy ending though. We all have to face death when our time comes, but hopefully that is later than sooner. Thank you for sharing.

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