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Cost of a human life- Poem

Updated on March 7, 2013

In the hours of night when the world is sound asleep

Somewhere a girl looks out her window & silently weeps.

The sky looks dark without a ray of hope

She embraces herself trying to cope.

She looks in the mirror & sees a face full of innocence

But Her eyes look haunted with tragic and grievance.

She goes around the day being strong and brave

When night comes along for her parents she craves.

She screams to God to answer her prayers

She pleads & cries to have what was once hers.

But there is no regaining or replacement for what she has lost

Thats how much a human life costs!

© Copyright Hajira Ehsan 2012

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      6 years ago

      That is great and I voted up.

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      Jessee R 

      6 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Beautiful expression in a sad way...

      the sadness seeps into the mind of the reader

      Great work

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Beautiful and touching poem, Hajira. And so true!

      Sharing it.

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      6 years ago from India,bangalore

      @Shruti Sheshadri- Thanks Shruti :) M glad you liked it.

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      shruti sheshadri 

      6 years ago from Bangalore, India

      Its beautiful :) very touching indeed.

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      6 years ago from India,bangalore

      @F- It seems people today all hide themselves. Mainly because its easier to fake smiles and go around pretending everything is fine than give reasons for whats hurting us so much. Its sad but true.

      Thank you for reading. Your comments are much appreciated.

      Take care and have a nice day :)

    • Cracknutcase profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from India,bangalore

      @KaurSimranz- Thank you for reading. I'm pleased you think so.

      Take care

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      6 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Oh, this so touching and beautiful. Amazing poem!

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      6 years ago

      These lines blew me away:

      "She goes around the day being strong and brave

      When night comes along for her parents she craves."

      Mainly because I knew a person who was like this. Someone who had the most charming personality, someone who was one of the nicest of people you would come across, someone who cried into the pillows in the depth of the night when the world slept bcoz of being misunderstood and sometimes bcoz the world had caused a hole in their heart..

      Its a lovely lovely piece of work Hajira.

      And it is very nice to see you explore other topics too. Keep exploring. :)

    • KaurSimran7 profile image


      6 years ago from India

      Beautiful ...

      Sad but that's true!

      Worth reading you :)

    • Cracknutcase profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from India,bangalore

      Thank you so much, Cathy. Its always a pleasure to have you here on my hubs :)

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      Cathy Nerujen 

      6 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

      This tugs at my heart and it is so emotional . A wonderful poem, Hajira. :)

    • Cracknutcase profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from India,bangalore

      @Sahil- I'm glad my poem could make u better.

      Thank u for reading.

      Take care

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      6 years ago

      after reading ds poem im feeling much better .so hope to read some of new poems and articles of urs

    • Cracknutcase profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from India,bangalore

      Unknown Spy, Christin, Beborah Brooks and Syed Ali- Thanks guys for reading this poem and for all your immense support. Human life is priceless and we all must treasure it while we can!

      Take care..

      Blessings and smiles :)

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      Syed Ali 

      6 years ago

      A beautiful poem and a great selection of words...!

      As you mentioned, loss is inevitable and we are bound to loose special people sooner or later and its a part of life.. when it comes to loosing parents we both are on the same page and all i can say is, look out of the frame of sadness and you will see a beautiful world awaiting you... :)

      Be happy!



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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Oh My I am crying.. so beautiful ...I am sharing this wonderful poem


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      6 years ago from UK

      This is absolutely beautiful it brought tears to my eyes.

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      Not Found 

      6 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      very beautiful and heartbreaking! this is sooo sad!!

    • Cracknutcase profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from India,bangalore

      @Kashmir56 and @Writer20- Thank you so much for reading this poem. I find it a relief to let my emotions out in the form of words.

      Have a nice week :)

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      Joyce Haragsim 

      6 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Very sweet although sad. Voted up and beautiful.

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      Thomas Silvia 

      6 years ago from Massachusetts

      A very beautifully written poem full of emotions, well done !

      Vote up and more !!!

    • Cracknutcase profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from India,bangalore

      Thank you, Sir! I feel honoured to have you here.

      Take care :)

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      Jim Higgins 

      6 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Very emotional and affecting writing!

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      6 years ago from India,bangalore

      @Prettynutjob- Thanks for reading. Loss is inevitable sometimes.

      @Osa agbonlahor- No, I'm afraid I did not. I downloaded the images from google. Thanks for reading.

      @Senorita and @Sassydee- Thank you so much for taking the time and reading this poem. Means a great deal to me.

      @Ashishjoshi- Its a pain no one must ever endure yet at some point of time we all go through it. Seems cruel but again so is life.

      @Billybuc- Thank you for reading and leaving a comment.

      Take care

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      A powerful piece of writing. Bravo!

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      Ashish Joshi 

      6 years ago from India

      A human life...and that too of someone's's the greatest loss one could ever suffer.

      You've done well with this poem.

      'Up' and 'beautiful'.

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      6 years ago from los angeles, ca

      ooh sweet but sad, voted up

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      Rinita Sen 

      6 years ago

      Sad and beautifully expressed.

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      osa agbonlahor 

      6 years ago

      Did you draw the illustrations too?

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      6 years ago from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet.

      This is very beautiful,great poem voted up.


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