Stone Eyes

eyes shut
he prayed fervently
the pain in his appeal
cruising down his cheeks
opening his eyes
he saw the stone eyes
of the deity
nary a change in
her expression

he walked out
pondering
forgetting to drop
in the temple hundi
the 100 rupee note
he held in his closed fist

realising it only when
bending to put on his shoes
he looked around
he saw the old beggar woman
wrinkled hands outstretched
putting it in her hands
he looked at her face
no god’s eyes
ever lit up
like hers did
he knew
his prayers
would be answered

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About Elizabeth Kuriakose

A hectic career as a banker and looking after family kept me busy for ages. Quit my job to look after family. Once the children were old enough to take care of themselves, I discovered my love for writing in late 2014. Words in poetry or prose have been my constant companion thence on.

4 thoughts on “Stone Eyes

  1. Kumaara Sukeja

    How the innate desire of the protagonist to realize god is fulfilled beautifully panned out through the penmanship of a gifted poetess ! Congratulations !

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