Bashyam Narayanan


I have no more tears to shed


I am Moshe. Two-year old curly haired little one

Just the other day I was with my mom and dad

An unfamiliar person entered our premises and
He had a lot to say to my parents
Of which I could not make out a bit

Then what happened?
The stranger aimed at my parents the weapon he carried
It was all in seconds ny parents fell back,
First my mom. followed by my dad

The stranger left
I had no idea Whether he marked my presence

I reached my mom. ran my palm over her face and
bent over her for an affectionate kiss
Normally she used to hug me intently for a similar act of mine
But she did not move. I shook her head. no response
I shook her hand. no response

And I saw a pool of blood below her motionless hand.
Which held my father’s

I felt something odd
And started crying

Do not know. how long I cried
When my nanny appeared from somewhere
And took me away into the open

It did not take long for me to realise
That my mom and dad are not any where near
I ate whatever offered as I was hungry
Woke up in between.
Only to know that my parents are not nearby
And then to cry

During my entire wakeful hours
I kept crying and
I kept eating something
As and when I felt hungry

Suddenly I was in the midst of a big gathering
Only my nanny was to be seen

The things that went on made me understand that my
Mom and dad have gone quite a far
And it will take long, much longer
Before I could see them again

First time I smiled
At a kid of my size
Stopping my cries
Without realising
I have no more tears to shed

Submitted: Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Edited: Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (I have no more tears to shed by Bashyam Narayanan )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 2 comments »

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. He is a, Vera Sidhwa
  2. Goldilocks, Naveed Khalid
  3. Applause, Mac Adrone Adonay
  4. Bird Could Fly, Vera Sidhwa
  5. The New Bird Could Fly, Vera Sidhwa
  6. Needle in a Haystack, Mac Adrone Adonay
  7. Alive, Cigeng Zhang
  8. There it Goes, Vera Sidhwa
  9. A Date With Fate, Noah Body
  10. Life's a Ball, Alice Cordy

Poem of the Day

I

Our life is twofold; Sleep hath its own world,
A boundary between the things misnamed
Death and existence: Sleep hath its own world,
And a wide realm of wild reality,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet May Swenson

 

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  3. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  4. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  5. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  6. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep, Mary Elizabeth Frye
  7. Alone, Edgar Allan Poe
  8. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  9. If, Rudyard Kipling
  10. Alive, Cigeng Zhang

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]