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Winter’s Sorrow

How I wish

This heart would ache

As the little girl sold

Soggy matches in the cold.

 

How I wish

This snow would soften

As the tiny toes numbed

Within worn-out boots, two sizes big. 

 

How I wish

This frost would thaw

As the stiff, wrinkled hands

Trembled to hold the pail.

 

How I wish

This ice would melt

When the embers long bid goodbye

And the stove refused to warm up.

 

How I wish

This blizzard would relent 

As the tattered old bed

Failed to cocoon the fragile limbs.

 

How I wish

This existence of mine

Stole the frozen tears 

And vanished into the dark. 

***

Photo By: Alice Key

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Srivalli Rekha Mantrala
Srivalli Rekha Mantrala
Srivalli Rekha is a blogger, writer, nature lover, passionate cook, an amateur photographer who cannot live without reading books and good music. Her stories are featured in Sweek Flash Fiction Book(2018), Tales From the Cliff Anthology (2018) and 72 Hours of Insanity: Anthology of the Games Volume IV (2018).

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