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She sat there, straight and tall,

Immobile of face, naked of eyes.

Something about her

A dignity in death perhaps

Stirred me to life.

In her arms a child of four-five

Suckled, trying to glean

A few life giving drops.

There she sat, half naked,

Her clothes in tatters

There – in the midst of a teeming city

Which passed her by

She was invisible.

Unnoticed, unwanted, expendable


Years and years later

I remember her,

Her face intrudes, and my silence shames.

She is lost – the silent Madonna.



I was off the air for so long..,I guess nobody remembers me anymore. Still, I’ve decided to come back again to my blog… hope this time my staying power is longer.


I was off the a…


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