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;