via Daily Prompt: Distant


I don’t recall when we were so distant

We were entwined since you were an infant

But today we held hands for the last time

Still ruminating about my inevitable for my deeds labelled as a crime

As I await my new abode, a home for the burden, a life so errant



*written for those parents out there who brought up their children, molded them, made them who they are right now with sacrifices and love but were eventually left stranded at an Old age home as their creations labelled the former as a burden. This poem is also known as a Limerick which is a 5 Stanza poem following a rhyming scheme of a-a-b-b-a*


11 Comments Add yours

  1. ruminatingmuses says:


    Sometimes being at a crossroad offers a fresh opportunity for your soul to reignite.
    Thank you

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    1. “Sometimes” – the focus word here. People don’t always get what they deserve, that’s how it all pans out in the end. Thanks for giving it a read πŸ™‚


  2. ruminatingmuses says:

    I understand. I have wished for a fair karma to be brutality bestowed on a few dark memories and light on those that loved me. It doesn’t always happen hey?
    I think I’m just understanding that Life is just physics.
    Anytime mate. Keep writing πŸ˜€

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    1. Indeed. We fail to understand the true meaning. Thanks again πŸ™‚


  3. ruminatingmuses says:

    I often don’t understand the true meaning hehe
    C ya

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  4. agnuswalters says:

    Recently, the organisation that I frequently like to visit, The HelpAge India, updated it’s website and there was a tab that said “adopt a gran”. If I were independent, all those grans would be in my house eating sugarfree sweets and watching Indiana Jones together in the hall. They say you grow from a child to an adult and slowly become childlike again. Well, I love people in that second phase of childhood! Really liked the poem! It kinda angers me when people reduce their parents to the status of a burden.

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    1. Same wish. Thanks for appreciating. πŸ™‚


  5. Riya Rajayyan says:

    Well written, its not fair when people leave their own parents into old age homes considering them as burdens. They often forget they are the reason for them even being alive and at the point of life they are in.

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    1. Thank You! Indeed it is very unfair.

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    1. Thank you so much! πŸ™‚

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