"A letter to Mother...! "

By Nitusmita Saikia

Contributing Author for Spark Igniting Minds


Through the broken ribs,

It comes,

Within the walls of my heart,

The fallen leaves of Autumn weep,

As I pine for you...

Mother...!


Shedding tears to water the withered,

I bear the unveiled truth,

Winter in your pale eyes,

Piercing my thatched roof,

You lie dead,

As if,

A cold and cunning wind winked just now...!


Defenceless; I am defeated,

Devastated by your goodbye,

Life is flowing laden with its all pebbles,

A pain travels through

My eyes.


Mother,

Seated again to write above words,

A letter with some trembling thoughts

Crippled lines ,

To draw a lie; lie of your presence,

A lullaby I engrave there,

A memoir of your love...!


Snatching a new born child,

From its mother's lap,

Blood oozing from the wings of dove,

Where's the peace that I look for...!

I found hope,

when I was living with your love.


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About the Author

Ms. Nitusmita Saika

Nitusmita Saika is by profession an instructor in National Cadet Corps, She writes both in English and Assamese. She has been writing poetry for e-magazines like FM online magazine for couple of years.