Tears Of Jhelum

Tears Of Jhelum short poem

Photo by varunshiv

O my sons of soil and daughters!
I nursed you with my nectar
But what you gave me back
Loads of your filth and squalor.

I watered your fields and orchards
Bedewing lips quenched your thirst
But you robbed of glorious flow
And forced my flow backwards.

I bore all follies of yours with smile
But gave no thought to my health
Ravaged my green gorgeous guards
Filled your coffers with wealth and pelf.

Flanks were narrowed I kept quiet
My body was squeezed I cried,
You choked my throat and nose
I lamented, sobbed, wept and sighed.

But no one was there to listen me
I waited for decades with hopes
My kids will come to their senses
Restore me of my breathing space.

Alas! I couldn’t bear, sustain no more
Hurts, cuts, tortures of my kids
My eyes started shedding tears
Bringing the deluge and vast floods.

Now it was your turn to weep and cry
But I was not happy at your woes,
Kept shedding my tears like a mother
Seeing her kids in pains and throes.

When I saw your suffering increasing
I had to choke my throat and shut eyes
To stop further furies that deluges
To soothe and stop my grand-kids cries.

Rate the poem
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)
We are posting your rating...

Have something to say about the poem?

Profile photo of Dr. K.S. Bhardwaj

Dr. K.S. Bhardwaj

Signup / Login to follow the poet.
I am an educationist and have penned books in Education, Hindi and English literature. My Hindi novel "Shashwat Prem" is acclaimed by Hindi Academy, Delhi. A book of poems in Hindi published by Parvati Prakashan Indore. My books on Education are : Humour in Classroom, Human Resource Development in Education, Shkshan Kshetriya Manav Sansadhan Vikas and Microteaching. These days I am working on Spiritual Education Management Development.
Poems you will love

Give your feedback / review for the poem

Be the First to Comment & Review poem!

Notify of


Tears short poem

Within this day my heart comes to cry. Sins I can not deny, My heart has become weak, Your presence I seek. Guidance I plead, make me not weak. Thy face I seek, oh hear my prayer and make me

Tears From Heaven

Tears From Heaven short poem

When the angels created you they danced They sang and played with you constantly They laughed with you and had a smile on their faces all day They held you tenderly in their arms while you slept The day you

Tears Of Man

Tears Of Man short poem

Tears of Man You have the right to remain silent. Do you make the choice or remain violent? Do you evolve and become more civilized? Or do you choose to stay belligerent? You choose to be healthy, like you are

These Tears

These Tears long poem

You ask about these tears These tears I cry…. Rolling down my face With every heave and sigh For a dying world Drowning in misery And hate ……These tears I cry For the lonely, The dying and The socially displaced

Tears From Clowns

Tears From Clowns long poem

there’s a song in my heart that needs to be sung in union with friends a bit combersome fallen angelic creatures with vast different features create a whole inside flirting with fire blowing it up to its fullest of desire