DEEPAK KUMAR PATTANAYAK


A Date With Destiny Poem by DEEPAK KUMAR PATTANAYAK


In chains, though born free;
Until the day she was set free
Born to a nameless family
Afflicted with abject poverty
Where sunrise a rarity
And sunset always a reality
A bud yet to bloom to a flower
Deserted to doom by her mother
In a station crowded, yet
For her a place desolate
Sobbing, sometimes crying aloud
And people heedless going around
When spotted by a man benevolent
And brought to a place to be a servant
Happy she was serving
For square meals and a place to living
When one day
She was taken away
To a police station by policemen
On allegation of theft by the house woman
She had been serving for a decade
Just to get rid of her, tricks played
Now a caged bird in juvenile cell
Undergoing punishment corporal
Innocent life where dwells love and truth
Now surrounded with hatred and untruth
Supposed to be the morn of life
Became the prey of human strife
Life perched in dull, inert dirt
Now beginning to shake off a bit
Carried many a wound in her breast
To erase them, time getting impatient
A leaf once cast aside on the flowing tide
Now incensed to drift aside
When over the tribulations
A stranger came bringing her guerdon
That she was to be adopted daughter
Of a father deprived of by destiny unfair
Thus ending an event of thorny journey
Of an innocent flower to happy fortuity
Foreordained by the eternity.....

Submitted: Monday, February 24, 2014
Edited: Tuesday, February 25, 2014

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