[From the author of “Poems by Kolki- Absolutely Humane” & “Real Path To 9/11”]

 

Not-enslaved

 

When I was abandoned -

At the height of my life without option

I was bewildered, sad and scared to death!

 

Tried very hard to go back to life as usual

Pretending everything could be normal

Only to be hurt again hardest

Making me abandoned and wounded!

 

Faith in God helped me gather strength

Love in God brought my smile again!

Soon I learned to embrace loneliness -

Without being afraid of myself!

 

Cooking my own gave the first sense of freedom

Gardening became fun and leisure at home

Birds, plants, animals became family without chores!

 

Walking in the woods alone in silence

Gave me a chance to find my inner self

Listening to the birds the way I never heard before

Watching rain and storm bringing message of hope

Feeling of God arose inside free from Scripture’s Scrolls!

 

Always wondered how to have own haircuts -

How one gets massage without a trip to parlor?

Yoga taught me the way of self-massaging

While people wondered about my creative hairstyling!

Lack of medical check ups and testing

Couldn’t make me worrying anymore for disease!

My dentist wasn’t very happy -

Knowing I learned to clean my own teeth, finally!

 

Author: Deepak Sarkar, 844 Royal Oak Ave, Victoria BC V8X 3T2, Canada; Tel: 250-412-2897;

E-Mail: kolki@kolki.com; Poetry web site: www.kolki.com