Poems by
Akshay Iyer

Time to leave…

a poem by Akshay Iyer

With a smile on her face,
eyes filled with tear,
she has a long look at her son,
so lovely, so dear.

Try as she might
to refuse to believe,
she knows the time it is,
for her dear one to leave.

Why till yesterday was he
just a child under her care,
not a moment of separation,
from her, he could bear.

And now, he is leaving,
leaving her back, all alone.
Wake up, she might, from this dream,
she knew, he’d be gone.

With a hand on her heart,
she makes this sacrifice,
emotions overcome by grief,
watching him leave, the MOTHER cries.