My dear brother Jaysingh

Yours was a life full of silence,

Call it labyrinthine, call it serpentine, call it crystalline,

Call it anything, you lived it to the fullest

With simplicity and divinity of the sages.

Autistic by birth, with needs few and wishes fewer,

You set an example to the world that man lives not

By bread alone for love is the main ingredient

That makes the soup of life palatable and formidable.

I remember how mama used to tell me that she had

Her eldest son who was just like you and when he died,

Mama prayed to God to return her son.

God listened to her grief and brief was the time

When she gave birth to you and you resembled her elder son.

In those days, all children were alike

And mama loved you, we all love you.

Now that you are struggling between life and death

With none of us to stand by your side,

Except health professionals,

I pray to God to give you courage

To fight this pandemic.

And even if you succumb to it,

I know you will be happy

For since a long time, mama and papa want to see you.

They want to tell you how they were with you

At each and every moment of life.

I know death is just a change

From one form of life to another.

You will be young and healthy again

And you will walk proudly

For victory is eventually yours my dear brother.

We all love you and pray to God

To keep you happy always.

All men have an angel guarding them

And God gave you two

For he knows best all our daily needs.

pramila khadun

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About pramilakhadun

I am the holder of a Bsc degree in Food and Nutrition from S.N.D.T University,Pune,India.Have taught this subject in a private institution for almost thirty-five years.Currently, I am retired and travel alot with my husband Raj, daughters Dr Rajnee and Priyum and son Airline Captain.Had my first book of poetry published by Minerva press, London and other two in Mauritius.More coming soon.I love poetry and enjoy reading poems of poets across the world and I feel Destiny Poets is the right place for me.

6 thoughts on “My dear brother Jaysingh

  1. Nalini Srivastava

    What an emotional poem and that too with honesty and not a sign of pity.Thank God.My son is one with Autism too but to be honest he is my sanity keeper now that he is 15.Quality of verse is extraordinary and i wish more people wrote about our crystal children.


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