Thursday, September 18, 2008

where does innocence lie?


licking a lollipop the child moved,
unaware of everything,
unaware of the poisoning around,

of the bruises and the cuts she had everyday,
little did she knew,
she had been a prey to sadistic men,
who used a bait, a bait of toffees everyday,
men whom she called uncles,
she saw her mother crying,

her dad's grave face,
as she limped around
licking her lollipop,
she wondered,
what was the cry for,
awe-eyed she looked around,

as known faces slowly became strangers,

for her friends were no more friends,
now that she played alone,

but she knew she had her toffees,

and she limped around.....

1 comment:

Pratibha said...

the pic added a charm to the poem .... loved it wen read it on forum ...