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On Abortion [#Poetry]

Posted: November 7, 2016
Get your copy of Kunti's Confessions And Other Short Stories. These 15 shortlisted stories represent the very best of the short fiction published on the site in 2016.

An abortion can be a harrowing experience for a woman, scarring her for ever. A poignant portrayal of a mother’s loss, in this short poem.

Something inside me died today,
Churning my insides into a rage.
Unacknowledged screams of an acknowledged silence,
A bastard unborn, forgotten.

Melancholy set inside of me today,
Turning this room into a cage.
My insides lie on a plate like a frozen dish served,
An underbelly of a weeping willow bellowing from under below.

An existentialists heaven draws lines,
The non believer overlooks.
The tell tale signs of a love forsaken,
The death of that dying within.

They danced that day, they plastered a sinister smile,
On a face painted gay growing morose over a while.
The wildflowers bloomed, the mocking Jay ‘jayed’,
It was a happy day for both the dying and the dead.

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Jyoti Chettri

Jyoti Chettri

Hi everyone, I am a teacher by profession and a restless being at heart. I am a writer more of conviction, less of vocabulary. My restlessness along with my compulsive desire for learning anything new has always opened up new avenues for me to explore. Besides writing, I love travelling, sketching, photography, making crocheted dolls and music in all forms.


Author's Blog: http://musingsofawarmheart.wordpress.com

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