Barely Ten by Rashmi Buragohain

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Barely Ten

by Rashmi Buragohain


She was barely ten
When she had to take
Those seven steps around the fire
With weary eyes

She was barely ten
When she stepped in that house
With a toy of a doll
Clasped in her hands

She was barely ten
When her toy was forgotten
Lying somewhere in a corner
Covered with dust

She was barely ten
When the ladle became her life
To feed them all, but none to ask,
«Where is your morsel, dear?»

@Rashmi Buragohain

Gabriela Marie Milton
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9 Comentarios Agrega el tuyo

  1. Powerful and touching piece.💕

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  2. Ingrid dice:

    Heartbreaking and shocking!

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  3. gabychops dice:

    Thank you for this moving poem.


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  4. L.K. Latham dice:

    Lovely in such a sad way.

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  5. Michele Lee dice:

    A heartbreaking write, well-penned.

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  6. wow such a sad tale written so beautifully of a truth we unfortunately know too well! 💖💖

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  7. jonicaggiano dice:

    This is heartbreaking and a sadness that reaches down deep. It is so shocking at first and then after thinking for a while about the strong words one remembers all too well that there are many horrors around the world that shock but continue to be accepted and to grow. Still, thank you so much for sharing this beautifully written nightmare that many have/will live. Congratulations on your publication as well. Warm hugs, Joni

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  8. Susi Bocks dice:

    I’ll never understand the need to force children to be adults before they are emotionally, mentally or physically ready for that responsibility. It’s sad, disgusting and immoral, IMO. Rashmi, you’ve highlighted this antiquated practice with your words poignantly. Thank you.

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