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My Son’s Arm

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English Poetry



Help me find an arm

with a ring signed with ‘Sun’.

As I sit besides and charm

the victory of my only son.



He lies with his head on my feet

waiting for the lullaby to run.

And true to the hope I sit

for the ‘Sun-Lit’ arm of my dear son.



I did walk through the crowded greens,

where a lady next to me, cried in myth-full bliss.

Oh god she was happy, to find the body of her only prince

and so the arm of my son remains my only wish.



He rests, tired and fast asleep

for an aftermath to burn.

let him know not of the other’s grief

let him stay for now, oh let stay my only son.



Many Proud, Many mothers, many memories sail

many tear for their sleeping one.

all in a Joy-Farewell,

though I would not let him travel, oh he is my only son.



Past a hundred days, now

and I still hunt on,

long after my son was buried,

long after he was gone.

Just then one day when the sun had lit the greens upon,

Sparkled there where,

and I could see the glimmer of my son’s arm,

waiting for my embrace.



The Poem is written for the Contest Topic – “bravey”.

It is about how a mother tries to find the cut arm of her only brave son, who has just died in the war as a brave solider.




  1. Vishvnand says:

    Very intense and painful combination,
    heart goes to the mother and the son,
    for such is the bravery under today’s sun.
    Kudos to you for this heartrending poem…

  2. medhini says:

    A lovely poem that brings out pain,

  3. rachana says:

    a beautiful poem..intense and painful…good one!

  4. parminder says:

    Very-very sad. Beautifully rendered. Very intense, pain palpable in each verse.

  5. rajdeep says:

    beautiful poem

  6. Gion Gion says:

    very moving poem.
    ” waiting for my embrace ” – is so poignant. Life out of sequence.

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