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Suicide or Murder

I see a lady walking down the street
Two children in tow, looking so sweet
Looking like the perfect family we know
But they have no place to go

Her lips are bruised, and she has marks on her pretty face
A face so battered, still trying to maintain grace
Walking away from her pain into the vast unknown
Away from the violence and humiliation she has known

Tears stream down her face, while she curses her fate
No one to help her in this land of hate
To feed her children she raises her hands to beg
All the while wishing that she was dead

The children look bewildered, trying to figure out their ordeal
Looking hopefully at their mother, little glances they steal
Trying to gain strength, to face a world full of deceit
But all they see in her eyes is defeat

There isn't a living soul to help you, oh! Mother
People don't care, about you they don't bother
All the world does is make you and your children cry
Even if they could help you, they'd never try

The world watches as you go by
Looking determined, with a glitter in your eyes
As though you have a solution which you will try
I pray that you fight to live, and not try to die

The loud noise of a passing train breaks the silence
I run towards a gathering crowd, and I am stunned by the vision
Three faces, six limbs, scattered guts and blood
Eyes staring into eternity, looking alive though dead

I see a small smile chiseled on your face, oh! Mother
Your children will never face any evil, ever
I have lost direction, my sanity, my health
Seeing you and your children, sleeping in the arms of death

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  1. Date: 11/4/2010 8:27:00 AM
    I am feeling bad...the poem is heart wrenching...Good one sir, though i wish it were not so time around, I will be prepared.. somehow A beautiful poem..

  1. Date: 10/22/2010 9:03:00 AM
    What a realistic, highly emotional step by step description of a situation,quite common among the helpless. Excellent rhyming and great efforts made.Perfect choice of title.This has made me extremely sad.---Congrats----Rohini Gupta

  1. Date: 10/22/2010 7:37:00 AM
    Very good, Manoj! Keep them coming!

  1. Date: 10/22/2010 6:44:00 AM
    Very nice write. Very touching

  1. Date: 10/22/2010 6:21:00 AM
    such irony. throughly enjoyed. could feel your emotions

  1. Date: 10/22/2010 6:02:00 AM
    Very sad and touchy picture of the woman and her two children and death being the only solution for their misery you have penned. enjoyed it.manoj