Kumud Ranjan

Rookie (8th July / India)

And The Heaven Cried.. Poem by Kumud Ranjan


On the street near that lamp post
In dirty clothes, scars on face
A lean fragile body lives.
A bowl, bag and a torn blanket
are what he owns.

Since last three days
Hasn’t he eaten anything
Hunger reflects from his eyes
Night comes, today again
Without bread he comes back

Tears rolls down his eyes
Helpless, he lies on the footway
Starving again today he slept
Again a star falls from sky
A tear drops from heaven…

Submitted: Thursday, October 22, 2009
Edited: Wednesday, July 06, 2011

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  • Rookie - 4 Points Wendelin Weird (4/24/2010 1:00:00 AM)

    deeply touching! thank you for reminding me how fortunate I am compared to those who struggle for food (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 33 Points Ezna Stephna (11/9/2009 7:12:00 AM)

    great poem.thanks for sharing a poor soul suffering. Excellent way of expression of human life........10+ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Carol Gall (11/9/2009 5:36:00 AM)

    a very lovely poem 10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Nathanial Jones (11/4/2009 11:00:00 AM)

    You certainly have great potential. I was totally drawn in... it is much better to be poor and rich in spirit, than rich and have no soul. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Meera Santoshi (11/4/2009 4:54:00 AM)

    keep writing..u're doing a very good job (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Lincoln Thames (11/1/2009 2:54:00 PM)

    Good job man...keep writing. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 15 Points Rajaram Ramachandran (11/1/2009 4:58:00 AM)

    The Heaven cries for such people always, only man does cry for such people. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 14 Points Ravi Sathasivam (10/31/2009 11:41:00 PM)

    Beautiful!
    Great expressions.
    Well penned.
    Enjoyed reading it
    Thanks for sharing with me (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 127 Points Leslie Alexis (heaven Is My Home) (10/31/2009 11:16:00 PM)

    this is a good write. you got a good heart. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 680 Points Louis Rams (10/31/2009 8:31:00 PM)

    a very sensitive write, and it touches the reader frombeginnig to end. a ten (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ahmed Abdalla (10/31/2009 9:53:00 AM)

    love it! great expressions. keep it up (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Dr.Wardha Jawdat (10/31/2009 2:30:00 AM)

    good one...you have a talent for using words to express scences...many people write...ive read and experienced people doing so...but to tenderly protray a vigil..is a art all its own.......know that you have tht magic in your ink...just work a little on your phraseology...and u'll be very very well known..... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Rajkumar Mukherjee (10/30/2009 1:28:00 PM)

    contd- In eastern belief, if someone sees a falling star, it is an omen for good luck which is not so in this case. so it gives an additional edge to your poem and leaves the reader to ponder over. so the suggestion.
    Rajkumar (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Rajkumar Mukherjee (10/30/2009 1:24:00 PM)

    Dear KUMUD,
    Thanks for your invite, I liked the poem for your empathetic view on the plight of aroad side man waiting for his last days.I gave you a rating of 10 for your efforts.
    But suggest a few changes to strengthen the poem more, choice is left to you.1) In L 5 'is ' to be replaced by 'are' -grammatical
    2) In L 13 'starving' ifreplaced by 'starved' will create a better inner rhyming
    3) Why not change the name to 'Not An OMEN'-Hope it helps.
    Rajkumar
    N.B. Pl. read, rate and comment on some of my recent poems-Rajkumar (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 27 Points Sivashanmugam Shanmugam (10/30/2009 6:47:00 AM)

    PENNED THIS IN TEARS NOT WITH AN INK (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 77 Points Surya . (10/29/2009 6:48:00 PM)

    a real touching poem. i am happy today's young men care for such people.thanx for sharing
    suryas (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Vinod Ak (10/29/2009 7:25:00 AM)

    very profound and touching! keep it up! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Nalathai Vongjalorn (10/29/2009 3:39:00 AM)

    Wow a very nice poem AMAZING +10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Samanyan Lakshminarayanan (10/28/2009 8:54:00 PM)

    a star falling a sign of the tear from heaven...poverty depicted very well...and you bring the eternal connection casually (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 68 Points Seema Joglekar (10/28/2009 1:00:00 AM)

    Very nicely done! But you could look a little beyond the obvious.Believe me a very vast unexplored territory lies there waiting for you to explore.Hope you find it soon. But anyway you got me a little concerned there, with the title-''And The Heaven Cried''- leaving me with very little to look forward to.
    Keep Up the good work! (Report) Reply

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