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And He Cried

 

In front of impending disaster

He stood there

Right besides the operation theater

Watching his parents

going mad with pain

A thousand thoughts were flowing in his mind

What would happen if his brother couldn’t survive

The doors get opened

What he feared the most just happened

His mother unconscious

His father lying on floor, crying like a baby

His heart was erupting with pain

But he was fine

He walked, signed the documents

He was to be strong

He was supposed to laugh in the face of Anguish 

A nurse looked at him with his mouth opened 

“The death of his brother left no mark on him,

How cold-blooded!”

He arranged the funeral and buried his brother

Took his parents home, dried their eyes

And went out at night

Cried,

The sky watched him,

The moon and stars watched him,

He cried till Dawn

Water rolled over his face

And were stolen by the thirsty mud

He came home at Dawn

Went to office and came back in the evening

To sooth his parents

Made sure they didn’t sleep hungry

And then, went out again

To shed tears--- dark

That nobody would see

For what thing is visible in the dark .. 

Copyright © Paghunda Zahid 2018

Form of Poetry

Free verse

Author: Paghunda Zahid
I love putting my thoughts into words..

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