Treasure Island

Indranil Bhaduri

(Kolkata, India)

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End of Existence


A breathing bud of life
Lived inside her womb,
Waiting to take a plunge
Into the beautiful crooked world,
In the broad shining daylight.
The closed eyes and the kicks
Made her turn crimson red,
As she blushed feeling shy,
Expressing her eternal glee,
With happy tears as she shed.
Time moved on
As the sharp social claws,
Pounced on the maiden,
And she screamed and cried,
To save the heartbeats inside
But all in vain!
The blood flowing on the floor
Announced the annihilation of existence,
As the budding seed and the lass
Were not there to smile anymore!

Copyright © 2012 Indranil Bhaduri

Submitted: Monday, September 17, 2012
Edited: Wednesday, September 11, 2013

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This was written keeping in mind the numerous female infanticide happening all over the world.

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  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (10/1/2014 1:54:00 AM)

    Annihilation of existence is the theme and fact which is to be condemned by all. The law doesn't permit it. A beautiful poem and deep feeling it made. (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai (10/10/2013 4:10:00 AM)

    a great topic especially for our Indian society where female are neither safe in the womb nor outside the womb. a great write. (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh T A (10/3/2013 8:18:00 AM)

    The exploitation of fair sex is very bad in society indeed! It is well depicted in this good poem! (Report) Reply

  • Deepak Malhotra (10/2/2013 11:19:00 PM)

    Thankyou very much for sharing this poem,
    This poem totally justify the essence of the topic.
    Words are used in such a way that a reader feel in a deep way, how devastating and inhuman this social menace is. (Report) Reply

  • Anindya Bikas Dutta (10/2/2013 11:29:00 AM)

    Your poem is beautiful, esp. the last line, and I can only thank you for your thoughtful expression in this regard. (Report) Reply

  • Amitava Sur (10/2/2013 10:15:00 AM)

    The cruelty on female foeticide was thoroughly expressed in those poignant lines.... a good massage. (Report) Reply

  • Farah Ilyas (10/1/2013 5:56:00 PM)

    congrase on being a member of the day....
    too piogant poem with strong projection..
    liked it (Report) Reply

  • Shahzia Batool (10/1/2013 11:29:00 AM)

    a killing poem based on a bitter reality...written with poetic mastery...i'm thankful for this your sharing with me...best of luck! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Jasbir Chatterjee (10/1/2013 6:12:00 AM)

    congrats on being poem of the day! The evil practices of female foeticide and infanticide are unfortunately still existing in our country and need to be eradicated from their roots... (Report) Reply

  • Rituparna Sen (9/16/2013 4:47:00 AM)

    A Striking piece. Very touching, very contemporary and great execution. Pray that foetus murders stop worldwide. (Report) Reply

  • Beach Girl (8/13/2013 12:31:00 PM)

    I think I held my breath through the whole poem. For a brief moment this child was alive to me and now she gone. You made me cry. (Report) Reply

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