MY LIFE’S LIGHT WAS SHE.
My “Life’s Light Left” this day three years ago exact
Keeping me desolate among a crowd of greats-left
To fend for myself despite kith and kin with me
That is HIS will- Omniscient God- who loves me!
Together we were for more than four and a half decades
In thick and thin, in joy and sorrow near with her,
And away- far far away- leaving her to take care of children
No murmurs, no expression of regret- all Mother’s grace!
The cruel hands of destiny and death carried away
My beloved better half-years three are gone
Gone with the times remaining every minute
In my thoughts with misery unbearable-absolute!
Seen off at Kadapa railway station on our way to Kolkatta to receive Micheal Madhsudhan Academy Award twenty years ago.