Alone in Old Age
The stained memorabilia hanging
On the dilapidated walls of the
House, deserted long back, at the
Outskirt of a weeping town seeks
Salvation from a depleting memory;
Of an owner surviving on begging.
Kids are reported to be in lands
Where the smell of soil does not
Mix with their genes, and their
Eyes seldom see the pristine sky,
Under which they had frolicked
Till his bent body touched the soil.
He is the postlude of a musical
Night and a striated shadow of the
Hostile moon slowly and silently
Measuring the path to his grave.
Anil Kumar Panda was born in a small town, Brajrajnagar, in the state of Odisha, India. At present he is working in the coal mine sector as a mine surveyor. He loves reading and writing. He has already published two books of poems, Fragrance of Love and Melody of Love. He is working on his third book now. His poems have been published in many national and International Anthologies. He loves to write poems on nature and love. His other hobbies are meeting people, travelling, and spending time in nature.