Nobody

Today he wishes to be a nobody

The stars on his shoulders mean nothing to him now

The achievements on the wall feel like dust of yesterday’s past

He doesn’t want to feel this pain no more

Carrying the weight of the invisible burden

That washes over him

Every now and than he just wants to curl up in a corner

Just listen to the silence sinking into his skin

Lost his wife to cancer

His son left him to expiry date and moved on with his life

Seeing his friends collapse to earth one after the other

Little did his memory fade with time

Second childhood in progress

loosing his teeth

learning to walk with change

How he loved playing cricket with his grandchild

Running like a sole full of life

working that toothless smile

Well life is a full circle

A general that led the military force is now a puppet in the hands of time

House arrest that burnt the daylight

The old man awaits for his grandson

At the grave


I know this a sad ending as I wanted to bring a little light into a small issue. We are living in a critical times like these. Where the senior citizens are worst effected emotionally. The fear of getting effected by this corona virus kills the light of day out of them and let alone going for a simple stroll down the street.

They are at a place where there are emotionally and physically weak. It’s our moral duty for the sake of humanity that is left from this crule world to check on our parents, grandparents or that old granny that lives on her own. Check on them when distance is matter of fact than we are only a call away.

©G.V Raghavasree

Rating: 5 out of 5.

49 Comments Add yours

  1. George F. says:

    Jesus…make me cry! “His son left him to expiry date” is a line more painful than death. Death, in reality, is nothingness. Great post, pulled on my heartstrings. Talent, you have…

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    1. Thankyou so much George. Yes death in reality actually means nothing. Glad to see you connected with my post. Stay safe and a great day ☺

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      1. George F. says:

        And I, glad to see you connected with mine.

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        1. Hahahha how can I not. You have triller series going on. It’s like a hot brownie for a avid reader ✌😊

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          1. George F. says:

            …can’t wait to sit down and show you more! Thanks dessertflower!

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            1. The pleasure is all mine 😊

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  2. George F. says:

    Really, this story pulls on my heartstrings.

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    1. Aww thanks man. Hope I didn’t make you emotional. I promise I will make sure my next post is of humour🌸

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      1. George F. says:

        You do you and you can pull on my heartstrings anytime…

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  3. Nabeela says:

    You said it…. Its too hard to know that the senior citizens are not getting enough care in their difficult times…. I hope people will start to understand their feelings…. Fingers crossed….

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    1. Yes I really appreciate your taking your time reading my blog. Yes I hope realise that. Good day ✌🌸

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      1. Nabeela says:

        Thank you…. Same to you….

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  4. Nimish says:

    So real So true ….Friend u r amazing person….☺

    Hope everything comes back to normal one day …Have a good day ahead 🌼❤😊

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    1. Thankyou so much for your kind words Nimish. Hopefully one day every thing will be fine. Be posted for more.🌸✌😇

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  5. Gottfried says:

    Now you’ve made me emotional. I hope you’re happy 😩

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    1. Hope you are not crying over.Hahah I am only teasing. Thx for dropping by. Yes I am very happy indeed ✌🌸😊

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      1. Gottfried says:

        I’m weeping buckets and some 😭

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        1. Hahhaha I love your sarcasm. 🌸✌

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  6. Powerfully and emotively written with great depth and feeling… I especially like:

    “The achievements on the wall feel like dust of yesterday’s past”

    Incredible imagery! Exceptional work.

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    1. Thankyou so much Lance for your kind words as always. Really means a lot. Hope you have a wonderful day 🔥🌸

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      1. Have a wonderful and safe day. And, you’re sincerely welcome! Blessings.

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        1. Thankyou and u too🙂🌸

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          1. Thanks so very much!

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  7. Such an emotional poem and beautifully outline – the old ones needs all the nurture and care. Do you have a defense background?

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    1. Thankyou so much Shantanu. Really means a lot for your constant support. No I don’t have a defence background. Hahah where did you get the idea from 😂🌸

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      1. My absolute pleasure. In your poetry you refer to an army person 🌸😊

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        1. Hahha I understand. Actually I grew up with a army background friends. From them I understand. I also feel Army is underrated so I try my best to bring a different light to there lifes.

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          1. Nice. Thanks for doing that. 🌸🌸

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            1. The pleasure is all mine and thankyou for being so observant 🙂. Good day ✌

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              1. My pleasure. You too have a beautiful day

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  8. freetipscom says:

    Wonderfully written. Heart touching and a true fact!

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    1. Thankyou so much for your kind words 😇🌸

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  9. Kellie says:

    Oh wow! This is so well written. Makes me sad, totally agree, we all need to watch out for our seniors, especially now.

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    1. Thankyou so much for dropping by with your kind words. Yes we do fail to forget the senior citizens. Hope I brought a different picture✌

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  10. Shruti says:

    This is beautiful. Loved it!

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    1. Thankyou so much 🙂

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  11. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    AS A FELLOW SENIOR CITIZEN—I THANK YOU! 😀

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    1. Thankyou so much. Really means a lot. Have a blessed day 😇

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  12. kittroyer says:

    Beautiful. Thank you.

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    1. Thankyou so much. 🙂

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  13. Anne Sandler says:

    Beautiful post. We seniors are so often discarded, even in un-pandemic times. It’s up to us as individuals to keep as active as we can, exercising our mind and body, and be in the face of those who would rather not face us. We are vital. We are important.

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    1. Thankyou so much. It’s just so horrible. I am so sorry to hear this that our generation is doing this to seniors. It breaks my heart. Yes you are important. I hope the world changes🙂💞

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  14. Nawazish says:

    My god!! The last 4 lines are so good!!❤❤

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