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The Safety Valve of the Heart

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Below is the poem entitled The Safety Valve of the Heart which was written by poet Dr.Ram Mehta. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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The Safety Valve of the Heart

A woman in rags with beautiful skin
Rusticity seen all over looking for a job 
To her the village sky was too small to win
She wanted to soar in a city sky to probe.

Moved to the city in one-room apartment
With her husband & daughter with wishes.
After some years the life gave a good start,
But her husband was attacked by paralysis.

Lying in a broken bed numb as a wound
She shed me deforming tiles of the rooms.
A life’s funeral procession was on its round
The man who loved her tore her to pieces.
 
She was still a beauty, accepted another
He made her laugh till she with joy me recall 
I gave her the feelings of a summer shower
She was happy that I was at her beck and call. 

As the time passed when her beauty faded
Embellishing her neck and wrists with jewels
Used rouge, kohl and hair artfully combed
No semblance of the beauty she was, Alas!

Heard the heavy steps on stairs in the night
Leading but to the bedroom of her daughter
I ran to help, heart torn, killed him with spite
Again cure for her was my salty taste and sweat.

I'm tear, multi-faceted emotions of heart much stressed
By happiness, grief, and pain when they are in excess.
 

Dr. Ram Mehta

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Tenth place win in:
Contest: Personify a tear sponsored by HGarvey Daniel Esquire

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  1. Date: 4/26/2011 4:43:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in the contest Dr. Ram. I am sorry for the late comment but still having problems with the Soup since they worked on it. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/22/2011 1:25:00 PM
    Congratulations Dr. Ram on your win in HG's contest ;)

  1. Date: 4/22/2011 12:12:00 PM
    Great to see you in the winner's list, DR Ram. Congratulations on your poem's success. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 4/22/2011 11:15:00 AM
    Congratulations Dr.Mehta on your well deserved win---kashinath

  1. Date: 4/22/2011 8:13:00 AM
    An exquisite poem, Dr. Ram....congratulations on your win!!

  1. Date: 4/22/2011 6:39:00 AM
    Warm congratulations on your well deserved win Dr. Ram. A wonderful poem! And thank you again for your constant kindness in taking the time to congratulate me. It is more appreciated than I can express. Love, shar

  1. Date: 4/22/2011 4:57:00 AM
    Many congratulations and a very happy Easter to you : ) Thanks, Dr Ram, your contest was great fun

  1. Date: 4/22/2011 4:39:00 AM
    Congrats Dr. Ram on your special win in HG's contest with this special expressive piece on tears my friend.. most magnificent ...enjoy your top ten win with luv..

  1. Date: 4/21/2011 10:35:00 PM
    Dear Dr. Ram, Thank-YOU For Supporting My Contest " Personify A Tear " Congratulations on YOUR 10th Place WIN LOVE ALWAYS, YOUR Liege...HG

  1. Date: 4/21/2011 10:13:00 PM
    Lots here to keep one interested in the story. Congratulations Dr. Mehta. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 4/21/2011 10:01:00 PM
    beautiful write as always Dr. Ram. Many congrats,

  1. Date: 4/1/2011 9:35:00 PM
    Great way to show yourself as a tear. Wonderful wording. Thank you for welcoming me to this great site.

  1. Date: 4/1/2011 4:11:00 PM
    strong words....I would like to write a poem....safety valve of a blow up canoe.

  1. Date: 4/1/2011 12:09:00 PM
    really enjoyed reading this piece of fine poetry. i want to thank you for reading my poetry and for your time to do so, and thank you for your kind comments.

  1. Date: 4/1/2011 2:51:00 AM
    Beautifully realized ... this awesome tale! One of your best! Goes to my favs!

  1. Date: 3/31/2011 2:08:00 PM
    Wow. Love this.

  1. Date: 3/31/2011 11:58:00 AM
    It seems this woman had a hard life, Dr. Ram, and tears truly are a "safety valve of the heart." Clever comparison. You evoked a lot of heartfelt emotion and compassion for this woman. Surely this will be a winner in HG's contest! Wishing you success. Love, Carolyn