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Heaven to Heaven - A Poem

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Rinita is a creative writer, with focus on poetry. She delves into several forms including Haiku/Senryu, Sonnets, Free Verse, and Prose.

Background

This poem dwells on the harsh reality that still haunts many communities, which is female feticide. While a lot of activists are working toward eliminating this issue, it still largely exists in various parts of the world. More often than not, the mother herself is a victim of family and social pressure and gives in unwillingly to this heinous crime. The poem is from the point of view of the girl baby in her mother's womb.

My Home

My Home

The Poem

I opened my eyes in my beautiful world

My home, it was, for a long five months

Peaceful, warm, nurturing, and kind

I turned, I hopped, and my mind swirled


The walls spoke of your generous embrace

The chord that connected you and me

Held me strong, and soothed me down

Saved me from all outwardly disgrace


I was content, peaceful, merry, and joyous

As I reigned inside my fortress of care

Yet curiosity drove me to another hope

To the life beyond the bond between us


As I grew strong in my heavenly castle

And waited once for my daily meal

A wait that never was, existed this day

And abruptly along came a deadly battle


An unknown enemy battered my heaven

I yelled for help, but no one heard

Tears drowned with the disappearing walls

A cruel laughter crushed my small den


I reached out to you with my numb fingers

You tried holding on to me with despair

The last traces of the chord faded away

My tiny soul in your womb still lingers


My journey from one heaven to another

Had no glimpse of the world of humans

Yet I know you, my nurturer, oh so well

I wish you nothing but love from my brother

© 2012 Rinita Sen

Comments

raciniwa from Talisay City, Cebu on January 27, 2013:

oh, so sad and tragic...thanks for sharing...

Rinita Sen (author) on October 07, 2012:

Thank you so much Magdaleine.

Magdaleine on October 06, 2012:

A very touching poem, Senorita ...

Rinita Sen (author) on September 05, 2012:

Thanks Rahul. Yes the idea was to spread the message.

Jessee R from Gurgaon, India on September 05, 2012:

Powerful... strong and with a message that needs to be conveyed...

Infanticide is a sin....

Beautiful work Senorita...:)

Rinita Sen (author) on August 23, 2012:

I agree Rosemay. Its really a horrifying subject. Thanks for reading and for the votes.

Rosemary Sadler from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand on August 22, 2012:

A very touching poem on a subject that horrifies me. So little respect for human life is so tragic. Your poem is so moving it brings tears

'My tiny soul in your womb still lingers'

Voting up and more

Rinita Sen (author) on August 21, 2012:

Thank you for your votes IntegrityYes. Have a nice day.

IntegrityYes on August 21, 2012:

That is so powerful. I voted up for sure.

Rinita Sen (author) on August 21, 2012:

Thanks AE. Sorry it made you feel ill, and yes its a very sad reality indeed. Happens a lot unfortunately. Take care, and have a nice day.

Rinita Sen (author) on August 21, 2012:

Hello acaetnna. Thank you for your comment. I am glad the poem was able to touch your heart.

Rinita Sen (author) on August 21, 2012:

Thank you Frank for reading, and for echoing my thoughts. I do hope I can touch people's minds through poetry so that it makes them think twice before giving in to such cruelty. Take care.

Rinita Sen (author) on August 21, 2012:

Hi dghbrh. Its amazing to know you visited my page, and that we share wavelength in other topics as well. Look forward to reading more of your hubs. Let us keep connecting and spreading the social messages.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on August 20, 2012:

This made me feel ill, How cruel to kill a child just because it is female. Your poetry is touching and awesome..

acaetnna from Guildford on August 20, 2012:

This completely touches my heart - totally awesome.

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on August 20, 2012:

wow you displayed a haunting tragedy in a shadowed but gruesome display... after reading Heaven to Heaven it'll make anyone battle their own demons when it comes to female foeticide... this line brought me to my knees ( not really ) but you know what I mean: The last traces of the chord faded away

My tiny soul in your womb still lingers

This poem reads like a soul just gripped in panic... awesome very very well done Frank

deergha from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!! on August 20, 2012:

Dear Senoritaa,

Great job.....its nice to know that we both were in the same mental wave length about the same issue today. If, likewise others also get into the wave then its sure that some positive change will take place for the betterment of the heart breaking reality. India, mainly( I am an Indian and am I proud to be one?) is bearing a fire within her of this sad reality like as its been said above by Hyphenbird. People here should wake up and wake up fast for stopping this inhumanly reality.

deergha

(hey..... its really surprising that our topic of some other poem is also same....sure will check on those also...lol)

Rinita Sen (author) on August 20, 2012:

Thank you writer20. Glad my poem could touch you. Have a nice day.

Joyce Haragsim from Southern Nevada on August 20, 2012:

This poem is so touching and heart-braking.

Vote up and beautiful, Joyce.

Rinita Sen (author) on August 20, 2012:

You are right, Hyphenbird. The incident you just described is just one of the many that revolve around the cruelty of the society. As writers we can play a part in spreading the awareness, and that is what I hope to do with this piece. Thanks for reading, have a nice day.

Brenda Barnes from America-Broken But Still Beautiful on August 20, 2012:

Your poem slaps the reader in the face with reality and that is needed in this world. Sugarcoating abortion makes it seem less ugly when it is murder. The number of female babies killed is higher than most of us realize. It must be stopped. I saw a documentary from India where a woman wanted to keep her girl baby and refused to abort her. The mother in law finally shoved the woman down the stairs in an attempt to cause a miscarriage. The stories are endless and to know how little society values life is sad. Thank you for the poem.

Rinita Sen (author) on August 20, 2012:

Thank you Shampa. Glad you shared it socially. Spreading the message is a big part of writing on such social issues. Thanks again. Have a great day!

Shampa Sadhya from NEW DELHI, INDIA on August 20, 2012:

Voted up and awesome!

It's a poem which touches the heart. Excellent and full of meaning. I must say you have done a wonderful job. A tragedy presented in a very powerful manner. Simply loved it and so socially sharing it.