Friday, June 25, 2010

Soul Unborn

Mother, can you hear me?  MOTHER!
I love the echoing sound of your voice
The comforting beating of your heart
And the tight embrace of my watery home.
What is that song that you hum all day?
Please sing it to me, the lullaby I love!

Dear child, stay forgettingly still
Don’t talk to me in that endearing tone.
I ‘d love to sing to you but fear
Our love will swell with our time together.
I want you to listen to my words carefully
I want you to understand my decision my pain.
I have no money and no time to spare
Can’t look after you since my stomach too hungry.
But I promise to absorb that little soul inside you
And treasure it as a part of me forever and ever.
You will reside inside me, in my heart deep hurting
I will never forget you, my little unfortunate child.

Mother, can you hear me?  MOTHER!
Please let me live, oh please Mother!
I promise never to bother you for love and money
I promise to go hungry when there is less to eat
Please mother please let me live outside with you!

This world is not a nice place, my sweetest dear!
Not good enough for a sweet one like you
Its dirty and crowded, full of lie and deceit
Not a place I would want you to live and grow in.
So forgive me, my sweet dear, if you ever can
I take this decision for you and for me.
Let peace be with you in your soul within me.
I promise to keep you in there till time is right
And when I feel I can provide enough for you
You will be born I promise as my dearest child
Treasured and cherished for as long as I live
I will wait impatiently for that day to come.

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Tulika said...

What an expression..!!

Verse, never read such in a long long time.

One of my friend wrote one such b'ful poem and aftr that I read this.

Hats off !

Vinita Apte said...

This is so beautiful...I loved it a lot....
A very moving poem.

deepa kashyap said...

nice conversation between them and you had really put it in a such a sweet, innocent and touchy post.