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English Literature – Poetry – * Heart, eyes, and tears * – Hemant Bawankar

Hemant Bawankar

Heart, eyes, and tears

 

(This poem has been cited from my book The Variegated Life of Emotional Hearts”.)

 

These tears are surprising

which are very close to every heart.

 

There is a strange relationship

amongst heart, tears and eyes.

Even though,

staying away from the heart,

these are close to every heart.

 

By the way

Eyes cry many times in life.

Sometimes they cry in joy.

Sometimes they cry in sorrow.

Sometimes they cry when we are awake.

Sometimes they cry when we are asleep.

 

People Say –

the woman is so sensitive

having a source of tears in her eyes.

 

However,

I had seen him turning away,

and wiping his eyes

at the time of his wife’s adieu.

 

I had seen tears in his eyes

at adieu of

his sister

and daughter too.

 

I had seen tears in his eyes

even when, as a social responsibility

he brought one daughter from another home

with the feeling of adieu of

his sister

and daughter too.

 

I had still seen tears of joy in his eyes

when you had given presence

in your mother’s womb.

 

I had still seen tears of joy in his eyes

when he preached the good stories

when you were in the womb

so you may get lessons of life

to overcome the life’s trap.

 

I had seen tears of helplessness in his eyes

when he found himself constrained

to meet your urgent needs.

 

I had even seen tears in his eyes

when someone could not understand him

when someone could not honour

his feelings

his relationships.

 

I had still seen tears of joy in his eyes

when you moved ahead

to fight with life’s lessons

rejuvenating yourselves.

 

These tears are surprising

which are close to every heart.

 

There is a strange relationship

amongst heart, tears and eyes.

Even though,

staying away from the heart

these are close to every heart.

 

© Hemant Bawankar