Narrow road,
Two kids,
Reading textbooks
On their slow way
To school,
Oblivious to the
Splendors of the
Spring morn;
Two child- workers,
Carrying head-loads
Of gravel,
Opposite direction,
Passing them by:
Absolute silence.

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About Sunil Sharma

Sunil Sharma is Mumbai-based senior academic, critic, literary editor and author with 22 published books: Seven collections of poetry; three of short fiction; one novel; a critical study of the novel, and, eight joint anthologies on prose, poetry and criticism, and, one joint poetry collection. He is a recipient of the UK-based Destiny Poets’ inaugural Poet of the Year award---2012. His poems were published in the prestigious UN project: Happiness: The Delight-Tree: An Anthology of Contemporary International Poetry, in the year 2015. Sunil edits the English section of the monthly bilingual journal Setu published from Pittsburgh, USA: http://www.setumag.com/p/setu-home.html For more details, please visit the website: https://sunil-sharma.com/

2 thoughts on “Burden

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    Captures poignantly that moment we have all ,even without being aware of it, intersected disparate and irreconcilable paths of destiny.The paths remaining mutually incomprehensible to one another and only dimly aware that those with a greater burden whom are never acknowledge are intrinsic to our goals.


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