LIGHTER MOMENTS (ARTWORK OR PHOTOGRAPHY)
|Year : 2022 | Volume
| Issue : 6 | Page : 1180
The unheard cry
Department of Neurology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Mangalagiri, Andhra Pradesh, India
|Date of Submission||09-Aug-2022|
|Date of Decision||17-Sep-2022|
|Date of Acceptance||20-Sep-2022|
|Date of Web Publication||3-Dec-2022|
Department of Neurology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Mangalagiri, Andhra Pradesh
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Rebello A. The unheard cry. Ann Indian Acad Neurol 2022;25:1180
In my mother's womb,
happily swimming around,
I saw a needle pushed
into my little pool.
They told my mother
a test would be done,
with the fluid they took.
A few days later, the result,
which my mom anxiously awaited-
I was Down, they told her.
Is it because I lay upside down
in my mom's womb? – I wondered.
I heard someone say –
I was anomalous and dumb.
I too was one among them,
I wished I could tell them.
No need to worry, the doctor said.
Happy I felt,
only to be shattered the next moment.
We can terminate it –
the words pierced my heart.
They had no idea
how passionately I waited –
to see the beautiful world outside,
to see my dad, mom
and play with my siblings.
The discussion began –
trying to convince my mom-
it would be better for me
if I were not born, only to be
a burden for all.
Helpless – I could not speak;
Could not tell them-
I was not a dangerous creature.
I would not cheat or harm anyone.
What wrong have I done
to deny me the right
to live on this beautiful planet?
I wished there were someone
who could speak for me.
Will you be the one???