The Unfortunate

For them
The world
Is Utopian:
Enchanting and ethereal.
Eager to witness
The greens and multi-hued blooms
Gurgling rivers,
Cascading waterfalls,
Puffy clouds,
Mesmerising rainbows
Plumaged birds.
For them
World is
Sans ugliness, treachery and malice
Mellifluous is beautiful
In their dark limiting worlds
Where tactility and imagination
The only source of knowledge
They sing and dance
Cheer each other and
Indulge in banter,
They are the less fortunate ones-
The visually-impaired

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About sangeeta sharma

Dr Sangeeta Sharma is head of the department of English at Birla College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Kalyan, affiliated to the University of Mumbai, India. She is widely published as a critic and poet. Besides that, she is a regular freelance for Mumbai-based national newspapers. Recently, she published a book In the Shadows: Women in Arthur Miller's Plays and co-edited Delightful Dickens: Some tributes with Sunil Sharma published by YKing Books, Jaipur. Many of her literary and critical articles have been anthologized. Currently, she is engaged in a UGC-sponsored Minor Research Project on the Structural, phonological, orthographical, grammatical and lexical differences in British and American English. Under Faculty Exchange Programme, she visited the University Department of English, Clayton State University, Morrow, Georgia, USA, in March-April 2012.

3 thoughts on “The Unfortunate

  1. tapeshwar

    Touched my heart …!

    O, The visually-impaired one
    Cry not for thy care
    Make me visually-impaired
    As won’t be able
    To thy plight!
    O, my friend
    Thee had penned
    Thy heart out!
    O, the lovely Soul!
    O, the lovely Soul …

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