Learn More

Jasbir Chatterjee

Rookie - 606 Points (4 March 1966 / Delhi)

Kamala


Often
When I feel exhaused
When my hands and feet refuse to move
Having to look after you like a newborn child
Seems to be a punishment from God
And I wish you would die
Soon.

Often
When I feel discouraged
When nothing seems to work
And my heart fills with anger with myself
Having to pull you up on your feet
Makes you wince with pain
And Nanni screams,
'Mummy, how can you be so cruel? '

Often
When I am my normal self
When I look at you
And you stare silently with vacuous eyes, emaciated, helpless
I think of those old times
When you were stronger
and pulled me up on my feet
Gently, softly through tough times
and filled my heart with hope.....

Often
When I think ahead
I wonder if I too would live long enough
For Nanni to wish I would die
Soon...
For Nanni to have to lift me up on my feet
and make me wince with pain,
Long enough to be emaciated, helpless
and stare with vacous eyes....

Submitted: Sunday, April 12, 2009

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

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 (Kamala by Jasbir Chatterjee )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 2 comments »

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. The Saddest Poem, Pablo Neruda
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. Winter Solstice, Jacqueline C Nash
  5. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  6. The Boy Who Laughed At Santa Claus, Ogden Nash
  7. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  8. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  9. Obama...God....And Brothers Castro - The.., James B. Earley
  10. Human Family, Maya Angelou

Poem of the Day

poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti

A little while a little love
The hour yet bears for thee and me
Who have not drawn the veil to see
If still our heaven be lit above.
Thou merely, at the day's last sigh,
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. What to do with this life?, gajanan mishra
  2. Shady Retreat..., Denis Martindale
  3. It is open, hasmukh amathalal
  4. Of Nature.Of free Will., SAK Reddy
  5. A Lasting Psalm, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  6. Catalyst, Lubinda Lubinda
  7. I Love You..!, SAK Reddy
  8. Into Depths, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  9. You will find, hasmukh amathalal
  10. Bale Visions, Adeosun Olamide
[Hata Bildir]