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The old woman

She totters along on the quiet street
gazing at the melting sun,
how quick time passes by
pausing for none!

She looks around for passers by,
but finds she is all by herself,
her eyes now scan the horizon
as if looking for some help.

Help in finding answers
for mysteries of the past,
or taking it all in her stride
as her time now ends fast?

Her bones, they now creak
and her skin is all wrinkled,
but, there was a time
when her eyes-they twinkled!

She fought her life's battles
and is now worn out and weary.
Her nights are now lonely
and the days are dreary.

She seeks help in finding
when will come the day
when her tired body
and soul will fade away.


  1. What a way to express a Senior Woman's loneliness!In life's race we have time to watch movies, to criticise others, to interfere in other's life on f.b. but its tragic that we ignore our elders when they need us the most!This one is the best from you Shilpa, keep it up!

  2. Certainly d best ever even I had come across describing d true blue granny's finale trip.

  3. Superb....I told you before write very beautifully....go ahead....looking fwd for more

  4. Very touching Shilpa. You have written well!

  5. Hi Shilpa, I have shared this poem of yours in this week's A Sneak From The Past. You can check it out here: Happy Blogging. :)

    1. Wow! Thank you so much, Vinitha! I am honoured! :)


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