Passing Away

In today’s materialistic world,

Passing away matters, if you are person of fame.

If you are rich enough…

Or you are with loads of name and fame.

But the ordinary, a nameless man on the road,

Goes un-mourned and unattended .

The person might have died of penury

Or hunger, exhaustion laid him dead.

I mourn the passing away of the forgotten..

Whether human or the values.

I mourn the lost kind words,

And the selfless love,

The era when women were safe as well as respected.

The innocence of childhood and the peaceful


I mourn the dying Mother Nature,

And Mother Earth breathing her last.

Why do we mortals take our existence and

Destroy everything in our haste!

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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.

3 thoughts on “Passing Away

  1. Amita Paul

    A reflective poem full of nostalgia and regret for what – might – have- been and for real but intangible losses of human civilisation in the post modern era .


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