Poem by Sandip Saha

Artwork © Ira Joel Haber

 

Virgin mother

You were virgin
like a beautiful girl
untouched by any
unholy hands. Flora
was your long dense
hair covering your back.
You were smiling in
thousands of flowers.
Rivers were flow
of your pious love
omnipresent. Your
breath was pure air
full of oxygen without
any dirt and pollution.
Your snow cap mountains
were hands to call the rest
of the universe for peace
and tranquility. Oceans
were your beautiful bosoms
mysterious and symbol of
your feminine excellence.

Who is that dreaded devil
that stole your virginity?
You became mother of
illegitimate children. Fauna,
amoeba, insects, animals
and lastly the most unwanted
child of your, human were born.

Since then you lost your peace.
Heinous character of your children
made you mad. You are shedding
tears uncontrollable. Nobody of
your offspring listen to you. The
stronger kills the weaker child.

Humans are the worst as they
do not mind even hurting you,
beating you that makes you cry.
You are about to die of torture.
Next time oh my virgin mother
never ever hold any child
in your womb again.

 

Artwork © Ira Joel Haber

 

Sandip Saha has published two anthologies, including Quest for freedom. He is a life member of The Poetry Society (India). Professionally he is a Chemical Engineer and a Metallurgist.

Ira Joel Haber was born and lives in Brooklyn. He is a sculptor, painter, writer, book dealer,photographer and teacher. His work has been seen in numerous group shows bothin the USA and Europe and he has had 9 one man shows including several retrospectives of his sculpture. His work is in the collections of The Whitney Museum Of American Art, New York University, The Guggenheim Museum, The Hirshhorn Museum,The Albright-Knox Art Gallery & The Allen Memorial Art Museum. Since 2006 His paintings, drawings, photographs and collages have been published in over 230 on line and print magazines. He has received three National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, two Pollock-Krasner grants, the Adolph Gottlieb Foundation grant and, in 2010, he received a grant from Artists’ Fellowship Inc.