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Read Poems by Oishi Bhattacharya

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Where Were You

He looked at me with
begging eyes,

Hiding in his own world.

All knew his looks,
But none knew him.

No one realized
who he was.

Alone, desperate.

Then one day,
Everyone closed in on him

Their daggers pointing
At the only feeling he had:


He let out a sob
One small sob that told them everything

They walked away.
But they never ceased to push and shove him

Dislocating his heart and putting sorrow to his words.

They never realized
What they were doing

Until it was too late.

He put a sword to his heart and said,
"I love you, mom and dad, but now it's time for me to go."

Stabbing his heart,
He cried.

He lay there, his cold and still body radiating sorrow

The others never glanced,
But I looked at him.

I carried him out,
Not understanding why others would do this.

When we held a funeral,
Some said he was kind and so I asked,

"Where were you when he needed you?"

Copyright © Oishi Bhattacharya | Year Posted 2013

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  1. Date: 3/28/2016 11:04:00 PM

    Oishi Bhattacharya, nice to see this one again. LINDA
  1. Date: 8/11/2015 10:53:00 AM

    Oishi, enjoyed reading today.... SKAT
  1. Date: 4/19/2013 5:41:00 AM

    Congrats on this poem. Beautiful
  1. Date: 4/19/2013 2:25:00 AM

    Congrats on your deserving win.
  1. Date: 4/18/2013 11:43:00 PM

    What an outstanding write and a wonderful deserving win for you Oishi. Congratulations! I was very moved by your poem.
  1. Date: 4/18/2013 7:29:00 PM

    Oishi, Congratulations in Craig's "Empty Tissue Box " contest;-) always~ PD
  1. Date: 4/18/2013 4:48:00 PM

    wow amazing, congratulations
  1. Date: 4/18/2013 12:47:00 PM

    Congratulations on your fine win...
  1. Date: 4/17/2013 7:00:00 PM

    So few people step up, have a spine, and when you find a kind heart it is so often endlessly hurt, nice verse. Congrad's on Your win, Light & Love
  1. Date: 4/17/2013 5:47:00 PM

    This is so sad, but touching and true. Needs to be said. J
  1. Date: 4/17/2013 2:57:00 PM

    Thank you so much for your kind comments! Such kindness means so much to me. I wanted to let you know that I'm fifteen years old, so this really isn't actually that great. But thank you for your tremendous kindness. I was wondering, what did I win? Why have three people said that I won?
  1. Date: 4/17/2013 2:30:00 PM

    Oishi.........this is so terribly sad but this one has such a lesson......that part is wonderful. Congratulations!
  1. Date: 4/17/2013 11:46:00 AM

    Congratulations for your very sad poem. WELCOME.
  1. Date: 4/17/2013 10:17:00 AM

    if only one had had said it to him. this would never happen. A very good write. Congrats on the win.
  1. Date: 4/16/2013 5:08:00 PM

    Oishi :-), Stopping by to wish you a nice warm welcome to the Poetry Soup. Wishing you the best in your writings. I hope you find this community one of the best here on the net. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets, and myself? If you ever want or need feedback on any given poem, please feel free and look me up by clicking on my name anytime you see it.. Luv~*~SKAT