My first poem.
Ever thought what your world would be like without the loved ones around you. Well for some it's just a way of life. I put myself into their shoes and attempted to pen down their emotions. The poem is an attempt not only to emphathize and accept them for who they are but also for us to be grateful for the lives we lead.
Born in a world with no kith and kin,
Deserted we are cause of somebody else's sin.
Often misunderstood, we are a victim of people's scorn,
Our reputation being based on the way we were born.
People often remind us of the bad blood we possess,
Hurting our feelings and causing us great distress.
In this kind of social life when we can't partake,
We pray to the Lord our soul to take.
Alone we are in a world unknown,
Knowing nobody loves us our heart is torn.
In this sea of emotions our tears go dry,
And somewhere down the line we forget how to cry.
We know not what family values are,
With a fragile ego, we often feel under par.
No father's love, no mother's touch,
Everybody deserves atleast this much.
A brotherly fight, a sisterly scream,
These treasures of life are just a far-fetched dream.
They left us this way, we know not why,
It remains a mystery until we die.
We pray to God our characters to mould,
And be our guide as the mysteries of life unfold.
And show us the way to reach our prime,
So that we may leave our footprints in the sands of time.
Alistair D'souza (1998)