Happiness not achieved

I looked at the hand stretched before me,
asking for alms with tears in her eyes.
I searched for a penny or two,to give,
To let her hopes grow further and mine alight.
She wandered away with blessings on her lips but yet no smile,
I thought I will be happy parting with my charity.
But restlessness inside me soared.
Happiness that I was hoping for,
didn’t come to me.
How could I be glad
for when i was overfull,
and someone ,so many of them,
so very much empty.

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About Nalini Srivastava

I am an Indian.I write to let go of myself.It is my catharsis.My biggest inspiration is my son and every passing moment of life.I am a teacher by profession and the way I love to write ,I love to teach.With my one solo poetry book already published "Feminine Musings" hope many more will see the light.

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