She Was Ageing

She was ageing
in bones by grains
in mind by brain
in heart by rain ,
yes , raining emotions
flooding memories
each day of past
and worries of today ,
defying future
sorrow to reign
tears pooling
wrinkles breaking
forehead bearing
assault of fate ,
rough fingertips
rheumatic swelling
both knees bowing
swaying gait
her endless wait ,
there’s no happiness
gloom in her veins
shining blue
no tone in her frame ,
ask me why ? ask her why ?
her sons business
touching the sky
her only son
flying high ,
ohh …thats not the reason
for her melancholy sigh
her grief is deep
on her own trip ,
yearning for his love
she desires his attention
and now worried
about daughter-in-laws defection ,
would he know someday
she lived for him
she always loved him ,
will he feel the pain
when she rests in the coffin ……
© Dr Swati A Gadgil , All Rights Reserved .

This entry was posted in Poetry on by .

About Dr Swati A Gadgil

Anaesthesiologist , practising since last 30 yrs in Mumbai and medico legal advisor. Counsellor for Children at Puberty , Parenting , Stress Management , Motivation and Peace MBBS DA LLM Postgraduate in Human Rights Postgraduate in Hospital management Founder President of NGO, Dombivli Women's Welfare Society and it's youth wing NayaSavera Published three books of poetry Columnist and writes on various topics like Stress Management Appointed by Times of India as Consultant for their NIE Newspaper In Education Program Recognised by Medical associations and Rotary Speaker and panelists on Tele media, print media and National and International conferences Taekwondo Red Belt

6 thoughts on “She Was Ageing

  1. Nalini Srivastava

    What a beautiful and poignant verse. I could identify with it so much, though I have just started the journey. I will be sharing it./


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *