Mother's Dismay

By Aparna Bandyopadhyay

Contributory Author for Spark Igniting Minds


As the child hopped and skipped,

In the streets and lanes all day;

Her mother was in hopeless daze,

Of a life going all astray.


She jumped and played gleefully,

Unaware of the impending doom;

Her mother's dreams had all fled,

For a future that was in full bloom.


A tiny being so deadly still,

Had felled the mighty man so proud;

Made a mother, one helpless soul

As it had the world in shroud.


As the child played all day,

The mother looked on in dismay!


(Featured Image by Jo-B from Pixabay)

Woman Girl Child Mother And - Free image on Pixabay


About the Author

Ms. Aparna Bandyopadhyay

Aparna has been a physics teacher in various Air Force Stations and Private schools in civilian areas, whenever stationed at a place. She has written articles and poems in Air Force magazines and regional publications.


She is now focusing on methods to make the environment green and safe. Her motto is to keep learning from young and old alike, there being no end date to learning.