Hope flickering in the hospital

Hope Flickering in the hospital
—Sunil Sharma
In the
Dark
Womb
Of
The
Restive
Bitter
December
Night,
Lies
The
Seed
Of a
Brilliant
Light
That
Revives
The
Sinking patient
On the catheter
Who hopes
To survive
Another tough night,
To see the
Golden dawn
Of another fresh day,
To feel the new
Wind on the tired face,
To hear the sweet
Bird-songs
In the scented bower,
Far away in Greece,
To hear the laughter
Of kids playing in the courtyard,
Outside the barred windows
In dark Harlem,
And the uplifting
Church bells,
Sounding on a bleak
Grey day
In a seculded
Alpine village;
The flickering hope,
Like the flickering lines,
On the monitor,
Sustains the family
Huddled togather,
Around the prostrate figure
On the sick bed,
Beating all the grim
Prognosis of the young
Bored doctors of an Asian
Municipal hospital.

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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 blog: http://www.drsunilsharma.blogspot.in/

2 thoughts on “Hope flickering in the hospital

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    If poems were other works of art then this would be a Faberge egg.Its singular craftsmanship evident in the minutely etched allegories,metaphors and indelible allusions that are there for all those who have understanding,to read.

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