”Woof”, he called,
“Come here”, she wailed.
I was stuck in the middle
Of the two precious gems of my life I hailed.
Their lives were at stake.
I’ve never been in such trauma before.
I couldn’t cry because
I had to be strong
It was my mother and my pet
Who were slipping away from my hands.
My family wanted me to transform
Turn my heart into a stone.
I tried, succeeded, almost I think
But there was this pain
Still thriving within.
There was no time to think about,
No time even to worship the lord.
No thirst, no sleep, no mood to talk
No smile, no strength, no will to mock .
I just wanted that time to pass
And that travail to end sooner
As it was getting difficult
To hold back all my emotions
And stare blankly at the two,
Lose heir oomph,
Shrink into skeletons
And give up their hopes.
Yes, it was that time of my journey
I would never wish
To encounter again.