Monday, December 8, 2008


My world was dark
yet I was safe
in my mothers womb I lay
I felt her warmth
I lived in her
from the beginning of my day
a foetus I was, not yet a child
yet in my mind I knew
some day I would see the world
I would be a baby new
the world I’d see
and I would grow
slowly into a man…
and later on when time would come
a family I would plan
alas! For me
I felt a chill
when suddenly my parents planned to kill me
they wanted to get rid of me
as children they did not want
"oh no!” I shouted
"I want to live
I want to be a child
I want to see your lovely world
I’ll be meek and mild!"
No one heard my cry of pain
when instruments tore at me
and in my mothers womb I was slain
now I’ll never be a child
nor the world I’ll see........


Amitav said...

Gosh! I am truly speechless..some things are better left unsaid! I have done my fair share of reading poetry and I can tell you that this is the best poem I have come across. There was actually a lump in my throat when I read this..Keep it going! You are going to make it big as a poet..

arpita said...

I actually cried when I read this poem..Need I say more?

Tushar said...

Wow! You were able to depict the transition from hope and optimism to complete despair so well in these lines..beautiful social message as well! A very different approach..thinking in the first person narrative of a do you think of such things? I couldn't take my mind off this poem even after I had finished reading this..gr8 work!

RiverSoul said...

Its a sad and unforgiving world out there.....
A truly heartfelt post this.
Nice work, Gypsy
Hope someone is listening.....

And Thanx for visiting my Blog....
Do visit my other Blog also.
Silent recollections

Beatrice V said...

Very touching poem, will be back to read you more, interesting blog.
Thank you for passing by my page.

Sayani said...

that's a amazing creation !!!
I wish only we could hear the pain of helpless one , the world wud have been a better place to live .....
There wud have been perfect male - female ratio as no girl foetus wud have been killed....i wish we cud hear them ...i wish people are more "human" in traits

But i don't have power to change them ....except to pray ...if that can change ...

wonderful sensible write up . Am Blog rolling you :)

bendtherulz said...

on 6th Dec -I was at Habitat and they did this impromptou skit on "Foetus killing " in India....god the stats they were narrating - they were just mind boggling....!!

Your poem is very sensitive. It was good to visit your page.

Tk care ~~

ps - I hopped on here from Sayani's blog...!

The Wandering Gypsy said...

Thank you for your comments :)

jasdeep mandia said...

nice poem.
offbeat and well written.

Anonymous said...

extremely good! I felt a pang in my heart imagining the child's plea for life!

Sumira said...

A movie (never made) - A Silver Mt. Zion.

that is what came to my mind when I read the poem. You are a great very writer, Abhimanyu.

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