A dimly lit sterile room

amply doused with a powerful disinfectant,

a dingy bed and an overflowing medicine cabinet

coupled with monotonous views through glass windows,

prayer books lying open on a nearby table

that never offered any explanations for unanswered prayers,

are now the only remaining fixtures

in what has become my meager world.


Restless spiders of  unrelated thoughts

keep weaving a weightless web of silence,

in the corners of my mind’s rotting ceilings

that writhe in the curse of loneliness,

while concerned faces of doctors and nurses

passes through as fleeting ripples

having hardly any significance or impact.


Stains of a few treasured memories

that are stuck to the bottom of my soul,

having withstood the persistent scrubbing by time’s hands

still bring back some bittersweet moments,

and I think of those priceless days of yesteryears 

when I was the whole world to  adoring eyes.


Now, the dusty mirrors reflect a stranger

who has wrinkled and saggy skin,

criss crossed with a network of protruding blue veins

that creates on it unintelligible patterns,

as lusture less eyes assume a vacant expression

of being distant from the present surroundings.


The chirping birds have all gone away

from my life seeking evergreen pastures,

abondoning me like a decaying winter tree

which could no longer bear spring’s fruits or flowers,

forgetting that it was under my selfless shade

that they first learnt to spread their wings and fly.


Now, a feeling of numbness consumes my being

and tears no longer have their venom or sting,

as I implore the night winds to be strong enough

to draw the final curtains on my life,

while fondly remembering of those who would be waiting

to welcome me on the other side.


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I am a postgraduate in the field of biotechnology. I always had a profound appreciation for all forms of creative writing and I have been writing poetry in writers network for two years. At present, I am residing in Rutherford, New Jersey. Thank you so much for visiting my page and I would be delighted to have your valuable feedback.

6 thoughts on “Abandoned

  • January 27, 2018 at 1:59 AM

    Sad but beautifully expressed in fine descriptive verse with imagery to take us there. Lovely work Anjana.

    • January 27, 2018 at 5:51 AM

      Thank you so much dear Tony..delighted to see you on my page and truly appreciate your support…

  • January 27, 2018 at 1:19 PM

    Most poignant, expressive and passionate. The ending just says it all and I tell you in my mind the song “My Way” was playing.

    • January 27, 2018 at 6:43 PM

      Thank you so much my dear friend Rasma for reading and for leaving behind a lovely feedback… I truly appreciate it…

  • January 28, 2018 at 11:14 AM

    I hope to make it there someday. But in the mean time I am grateful for works such as yours that let me fill my days with meaningful words and intellectual understanding. This was a beautiful poem with so many highlights In it. Nice work my friend

    • January 28, 2018 at 1:13 PM

      I am truly humbled by your kind feedback my dear friend Paul…thank you so much for the gift of your friendship and support, both of which I greatly appreciate..


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