Darkness before twilight

30 May


She sat on the steps

Selling her sadness

That struggled in her eyes.

Her palm outstretched

Seeking in silence

A glance from the passerby.


His mildewed stare

Was stubborn and still

His back so bent ,but unbroken.

The crowd streamed past

Nimbly flicking aside

The darts of his words,unspoken.


A son somewhere

Shook himself loose

Of bonds that had become a chain.

A daughter rejoiced

As she distanced herself

From an old couple who’d become a bane.


P.S Images Courtsey the Internet


Posted by on May 30, 2012 in Community


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7 responses to “Darkness before twilight

  1. shamasheikh

    September 14, 2012 at 8:26

    The imagery of this sad but powerful reality is very sensitively expressed Nadira…you have such a beautiful way with words…thank you…

  2. Jolly

    June 12, 2012 at 8:26

    Thanks for reminding us in such poignant verse …. the pics are so apt.

  3. Sue Dreamwalker

    June 4, 2012 at 8:26

    A sad reality of getting older when one who has worked all their life, giving so much of themselves over the years is then cast aside…. spent.. As they are forgotten and neglected..

    Many even now here in the UK.. do not care for their elderly, yes they are put into old peoples homes, where Sons and daughters visit rarely.. It saddens me much.. For we have become a
    “Throw-Away Society” Throwing away our Kindness and Caring, for the substitute of Material ‘Things’,, Mankind has Lost his ‘Kindness’ And this is why the World has to change..

    You are a wonderful lady with a deep caring that comes across in All of your poems.. Many thanks for sharing your thoughts and Compassion.. Love and Light ~Sue Dreamwalker

  4. granny1947

    May 30, 2012 at 8:26

    Oh Lord…that is so sad.
    The eyes in the photos are heartbreaking.
    Thank you for reminding me how lucky I am!

  5. Personal Concerns

    May 30, 2012 at 8:26

    truly beautiful!

    such sensitivity!



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