ask the eyes that saw the black nights

of hunger

the only shelter, broken thatched

torn rag

and a sole shrouded cover.

ask the eyes

which witnessed death

while bloomed the buds

in innocence

toiled hands at work

to earn and fill one’s


ask the eyes

those which wept in loneliness

fought against the storms unseen

every bent, a new challenge

on every road

when hope was killed.

ask the eyes

which fear love

perhaps they think,

it vanishes

like the fragrance

of jasmine in air…

submerge they

in plateau of solitude

alone and bereft…

ask the eyes


forsaken abandoned,

neglected, ignored and abused

the grief of survival

in distress, sadness,

and despair,

failure ,devastation or

battles …

ask the eyes

who have ne’er got enough

of anything

what is your identity

what is your sect

what is your caste or creed

what’s the name of your faith?

what is comfort, luxury

what ‘s your goal next

what’s your favourite destination

which holiday you liked the best

the silent eyes

in disbelief

will utter

only truth


11 thoughts on “ASK THE EYES

  1. midnighthues January 17, 2015 / 10:28 pm

    Love it Soumya… a personal touch in this poem makes it appealing!

    • soumyav January 18, 2015 / 3:20 pm

      Thank you so much Aparna. How have u been?

  2. humblepye January 17, 2015 / 10:30 pm

    Yes, the eyes have it don’t they…they tell the whole story, if you’ve time to stop and listen
    Sad but true my friend

    • soumyav January 18, 2015 / 3:19 pm

      Very true John. with the fast pace of the world, forget we the true values and essence of mankind. the eyes speak unspoken words.

  3. vishalbheeroo January 18, 2015 / 7:48 am

    Powerful Soumya. We have one identity, human beings afflicted by plague such as poverty.

    • soumyav January 18, 2015 / 3:08 pm

      True Vishal, Often people ignore or are unaware of the realities and live in a very strange cocooned world of their own, oblivious of truth .

  4. Indira January 26, 2015 / 3:58 pm

    Very moving poem Somyav. “Ask the eyes’ touched the soul.

    • soumyav January 26, 2015 / 11:15 pm

      Am humbly touched by your appreciation Indiraji.

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