A Sweet Little Maiden

I saw a little girl in my garden

enters slowly as a beautiful maiden.

Twinkling eyes with a power of innocence,

Pluck flowers eagerly without much patience.

I was behind a wall, seeing everything,

Thought that it was odd or wrong or something

I went there and called out to the girl

She came with rosy cheeks and bouncy curls.

I asked her about the plucking flowers

she replied with a smile in showers:

“My mother has her birthday tomorrow.

I wanna end all her sorrow.

This is the gift that I keep.

It’s priceless, lovely and cheap

Just now she is in the hospital.

Very weak, her condition is critical.

I don’t have any gifts and money

I pluck flowers for my mom Rinie.”

I hugged the child and kissed on her face –

So pure and innocent, but with a critical case.

I took her in my arms and went along with her.

The air was rough with a calm weather.

Hospital was teeming with a huge crowd.

The girl was so happy and very proud,

thinking that all had come to wish her mother.

But shocked she was, hearing something a man utter.

“What happened, what happened?” she asked

Not knowing anything she aghast.

I too was scared as to what had happened.

Suddenly a paper flew where something was penned:

My li’l daughter, we’ll be meeting in Heaven

Go home and wear a cloth I have woven.

She wept bitterly on her mother’s coffin.

With intense grief, she puts flowers of jasmine.

I took her home as she was very lonely.

Gave her food but she drank water only.

Next day she went near the grave

Broken with sorrows and grief lay like a brave

She was no more and dead.

I cried as everything went beyond my head.

Now both the graves are side by side.

Not my home, beside her mother’s grave she wanted to reside.

I pray to God to take care of my little sweet maiden.

I am happy as both had met in Heaven…

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About farah siddiqui

Farah Siddiqui Matin, a Ph.D from the university of Allahabad is a poetess of her own choice. She is born and brought up in Allahabad and currently residing in Ireland with her Scientist hubby Shafique Matin. She started composing poems from January 2014 and published her first book “The Bliss of Solitude” in May 2014(a collection of 50 poems). Second Book “Like I Born in Venus” was inaugurated in 2015 that has 70 poems, beside this she has 15 anthologies and numerous poems in International and National offlne/online magazine. She has been also awarded “The Best Poetess Debut Award” in 2015. She has also nominated and honoured among 100 famous women in Jaipur, India 2016. She has also interviewed in national television in India. Farah has got published her poems in the very famous International American Magazine “Life and Legends” and famous French magazine “Levure Litteraire” in 2015.

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