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(April 26,1969 / Assam, India)

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Misunderstanding

Dark clouds of depression
loomed in her mind,
followed by long sighs,
accompanied by sobs.
Few minutes later,
came a heavy downpour
of salty water,
continuing for an hour.
The clock ticked
and as the cell beeped,
a smile peeped
through the wet cheeks.
Had she gone out of her mind
or was there a reason for it?
A misunderstanding?
A coincidence, that's it!
The name announced on media,
a deceased victim of the blast,
matched with the name
that was close to her heart.
Relief approached
as she answered the beep,
sent to her by one
who was close indeed.

Submitted: Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, September 04, 2013


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[Published in ‘Indus woman writing’ in September 2013 issue]

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  • Helen Tong (11/3/2013 4:23:00 AM)

    This is such a true poem and truly heartfelt.10/10 I rate

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  • marvin brato (11/1/2013 10:18:00 AM)

    coincidences need to be checked to verify its validated, it might be wrong...!

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