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The Artist’s Masterstroke

Posted: April 29, 2019

It was a sight to behold, as heartbreaking as it was bold;

A mother lay under rubble, her body broken; already cold.

She clutched to her bosom a baby, umbilical cord attached,

The scene was surreal, poignant & emotional; yet detached.


The baby wailed in hunger, unmindful of the silence.

It was a picture of survival, an image of resilience.

Around them was devastation that an earthquake wreaked;

The mother and child were united, even though blood-streaked.


The artist’s masterstroke was a sculpture thus depicted.

Oh! He was a talented fellow, he was much respected.

He created bespoken art, true to life and form;

His art spoke to the soul, deviated from the norm.


His latest creation was a piece that would compel thought;

That a mother would protect, even against nature’s onslaught!

She would defy even her creator to shield her progeny, her child,

She would walk through hell & fire, endure rubble piled.


Of all of God’s creations that existed on this Earth,

The greatest was a mother & her love for what she did birth.

The sculpture evoked emotions, deep, unbidden and raw.

It made people stop, take note – Yes! Every single one that saw.


Image via Pixabay

Sonal believes that life is a repertoire of anecdotes strung together in a colourful array,

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