Curse or A Boon by Shakti Salgaokar SignUp
Boloji.com
Channels

In Focus

 
Analysis
Cartoons
Education
Environment
Opinion
Photo Essays
 
 

Columns

 
Business
Random Thoughts
 
 

Our Heritage

 
Architecture
Astrology
Ayurveda
Buddhism
Cinema
Culture
Festivals
Hinduism
History
People
Places
Sikhism
Spirituality
 
 

Society & Lifestyle

 
Health
Parenting
Perspective
Recipes
Society
Teens
Women
 
 

Creative Writings

 
Book Reviews
Computing
Humor
Individuality
Literary Shelf
Memoirs
Quotes
Stories
Travelogues
Workshop
 
 
Theme: NoTheme Share This Page
Curse or A Boon
by Shakti Salgaokar
Bookmark and Share
  I was born without the light,
The nurses pitied my plight.
But Mama became the courageous one,
She decided to guide me through this permanent night.

When I was growing older,
She described to me the wonders,
Poems, stories that her eyes read,
Helped me build a world full of colors,

She showed me the way,
To overcome my unseen pain.
Sound, senses and brail,
Became the devices of my life so plain.

Ruffy was my helper,
Also my best friend.
I talk to him in soft whispers,
His barks and my song are a perfect blend.

'Oh you poor thing' , they said,
Trying to comfort Mama.
'No! My daughter shall tread,
On a path your seeing children cannot.'

Only eleven was I,
When I won a prize for a painting.
Wet felt Mama's eyes.
Gladly Ruffy was barking.

When I was barely fifteen,
I wrote of a cursed Queen.
Her princess was living in the dark,
The prince died learning of arrows.

A turn in my fate,
I was blessed they say.
My uncle left me his eyes. Opening the gates,
The light found its way.

The world that I built in my head,
Was so much better and colorful,
This world was full of black and gray.
God, I feel more than just terrible!

The change in fate was good or bad,
I truly cannot decide.
Coz my life is just the same, in fact a bit sad.
The world I imagined and the world that is,
Makes me think, 'reality bites'!

Share This:
January 16, 2005
More By: Shakti Salgaokar
Views: 949      Comments: 0




Name *
Email ID
 (will not be published)
Comment *
Verification Code*
Can't read? Reload
Please fill the above code for verification.



 
 
 
 
 
 
1999-2021 All Rights Reserved
 
No part of this Internet site may be reproduced without prior written permission of the copyright holder
.