Mishthi Sharma

India

Cry

May 9, 2020

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Here comes a cry;
the environment dance in whorls with joy.
But standing away a few yards;
my grandma’s question mark, ‘Is it a girl or a boy?’
 
The nurse appears with a frown;
my heart swings up and down.
From everybody’s lips there slips a sigh;
shadowing the girl’s beautiful cry.
 
My eyes searching for a happy case
comes to a sudden halt.
I notice my father’s face
and get struck by a lightning bolt.
 
Lips bend in a downward arch;
his pallor haggard with features dark.
He looks at her with burning eyes;
the eyes which once I considered wise.
 
 
The beads of rosemary click aloud;
pronouncing the hatred behind the serene shroud.
I am afraid the mask will soon be shed;
exposing the old man’s face of lead.
 
I wish you luck my little sister;
for the fight with the evil inside each head.
But I am sorry I can't help you;
Cause with their hands, I am fed.
So, Its about female infanticide. Nothing can be worst than killing a baby before it's born only because it's a girl. People from the east (specially India) can easily relate.
Also it is my first shot at poetry, so I will appreciate all sorts of comments. Please let me know what you feel about it.

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12 Comments
  • Sanjana Sunilkumar

    Love it!


    22 days ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    Replying: Thank you for your supportive comment <3


    7 months ago
  • outoftheblue

    This is so good! Definitely keep writing more poetry.


    7 months ago
  • Tushar Mandhan

    Replying-
    I too realised it! It lacks sarcasm and Monica's 'I know' and Joey's 'How ya doin?' And Phoebe's song.....


    7 months ago
  • Tushar Mandhan

    Replying-
    Comments on reviews are private. Only the reviewers and the person who wrote the piece can read them.
    I'm feeling so school sick! Everyday I have dreams in which I'm going to school :p Cab't believe I won't get to see those faces..........I think we all should make a batch group but then we all don't have personal numbers yet.......not to chat of course but you know.......


    7 months ago
  • Tushar Mandhan

    Replying-
    Replace those classmates who didn't come to school......I miss all of you
    What do you mean by you know? Who has short hair? Are you think what I'm thinking?
    I can't reveal that. I'd tell her. We were kids then, it was long ago....
    I think I was English teacher's favourite :p I miss her too ;(


    7 months ago
  • Doodleninja

    this broke my heart! great writing and I liked your descriptions in this, especially of the father's face


    7 months ago
  • Madelyn (Carolina Girl)

    This is very sad but very well written.


    7 months ago
  • ElsaRee

    This soooo nice! Keep writing!


    7 months ago
  • Samina

    The message is very strong. It makes me sad that there are people who do this. Society needs a change. Well done. If you want I could submit a review.


    7 months ago
  • Tushar Mandhan

    Clever diction! I loved our message from writer. I'm submitting a review.


    7 months ago
  • Tushar Mandhan

    This piece will help you get to know the place better-
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/132307/version/254176


    7 months ago