My Life In A Den

My Life In A Den short poem

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A shriek of dread I gave out
as I woke up from my slumber in a den,
not a heaven, but another cosmos
of fairy beasts, birds and beings
among whom nothing resembled my mother
in whose laps I dozed off.

Oh! Mother, shiver I severely in fear
of loneliness, a routine marathon,
to see you who haunts treasure
that dims my pleasure of freedom.

Oh! Mother, I feel, my feeble voice
is choked as I struggle to speak
to fairies dumb and deaf .
but I yearn to hear motherly tone
thrilling, tantalising with bliss.

Oh! mother, adjusting to the artificial world
I have learnt to eat dry salty bread crumbs.
I have learnt to drink juice or readymade milk,
I have learnt to sleep with the toys around .
I have learnt to sacrifice my innocent pleasure
of golden life for my modern globalized mother.

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Ass. prof. of English, I have qualification in German language . I have been teaching German since 15 years, My working place is S VIVEKANANDA DEGREE COLLEGE ,NEHRU NAGAR PUTTUR (D. K.) 574203 KARANATAKA INDIA. I have learnt hindustani music also
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A child growing up without a mother, for whatever reasons/circumstances, has that longing for love piercing his/her heart for the rest of their lives….painful and moving..


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