From the beginning…

by Hasmukh Mehta

From the beginning
life was threatening
hardship and insults
it was created with “if and but”
childhood was pathetic and sore
I left no corner to explore
it was nature’s joke
it delivered stroke after stroke
not the childhood alone
married life also showed
the bitterness and did not allow me
to adjust and grow
children grew up with uncertain future
education was no more
with the poverty, life seemed miserable
it was proving hard for me to struggle
with the husband’s demise and the children’s inability
there was still no grace from an almighty
I was forced to leave and pushed onto the road
life now became an unbearable load
you can live in hardship at a young age
but it is pinching salt and becomes challenging to manage
neither you can cry nor can you curse
life goes on with the remorse
if life remains cruel till an end
what else can you think of and send?
it has left deep scars on my face
and wondered if the human race was meant like this
©Dr. Hasmukh Mehta

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Written by Anne Thrope

Ellen S. Breiling, aka Anne Thrope, is a multiple award-winning, published poet appearing in various poetry anthology books and magazines, with a forthcoming book, "Full Circle: 360° Poetry" - due for release Fall, 2020. She is the Chief Administrator of the US/Canada region for Motivational Strips, the world's largest writer's forum, the founder of Full Circle Poetry, and she manages 360° Poetry, a personal poetry blog, all can be found on Facebook. Ellen is an approving editor for the Bharath Vision website, affiliated with Motivational Strips. She is also a co-author of the poetry book, "Chasing Zephyrs." She was recognized by The Government of Peru as one of the world's foremost contemporary writers and awarded accordingly. And on the occasion of India's 74th Independence Day in 2020, Ellen was among the world's most highly respected poets to receive an award directly from the Government of Gujarat and the Gujarat Sahitya Akademi in celebration.


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