The beginning of a new dusk…

a poem by Shashi Raghunandan

Another stab I cannot take
My pale heart can bleed no more
The feelings numbed by years of pain
My mind drifts into the insane.

A life so beautiful brought naught
My vision impaired my sinews still
The light is gone now, not a word
Have I really gotten what I deserved?

The body remains, the soul is gone
The fettered frame lies denied
A lifetime’s labor seems dissolved
The beginning of a new dusk…