Friday, 4 April 2014

Day 4: Death

This year's theme is a story divided amongst 26 posts. Fear not though, the pieces can also be read as stand along flash/poetry.

"Freak accident kills five kids"
Delhi, 4 April: A car ran over five homeless kids who were sleeping on the footpath yesterday. There is no clue yet of the culprit though the police...

For abducted, run away, disowned kids who find themselves on harsh, unforgiving Indian streets.
Hit us, use us, make us cry,
What are we but expendable low-lives?
Abduct, incapacitate, make us beg,
Till even our tears are no more ours to shed...
Parade us in dingy streets,
in alleys where even shadows weep,
Exploit us, fear not the sleeping law,
For we are but voiceless kids.
 Intrigued? You can read the story till now by clicking on M's tab up over there. Drop a comment and tell me what you think. Leave a link to your blog and I'll visit you soon.


  1. Oh that's really awful, how terrible, urgh....It's not even 9am and I feel terrible but thank you for bringing up to date and the kind of news that should be listened to, so sorry to hear about this, your poem to bags a big punch too....Hello there from another A-Z blogger x

  2. A tragic and horrible existence.
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  3. Sad and It can happen with anyone of us ! To be kept in mind

  4. Hello there. My post for today is also about death, but from a different perspective. Many people mistakenly believe that death is the end of it all, but I find the Bible promise at Acts 24:15 very comforting. It's a normal, human reaction to grieve, but I look forward to the day when I will see my dead loved ones again. This is a promise made by God and He does not lie. (Titus 1:2). Wishing you all the best with the challenge!
    Entrepreneurial Goddess

  5. Thanks everyone! I'd be dropping by!

  6. The poem broke my heart!! Beautifully written!

  7. Thank you for the touching poem!


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