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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 1180
 

The unheard cry


Department of Neurology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Mangalagiri, Andhra Pradesh, India

Date of Submission09-Aug-2022
Date of Decision17-Sep-2022
Date of Acceptance20-Sep-2022
Date of Web Publication3-Dec-2022

Correspondence Address:
Alex Rebello
Department of Neurology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Mangalagiri, Andhra Pradesh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/aian.aian_686_22

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How to cite this article:
Rebello A. The unheard cry. Ann Indian Acad Neurol 2022;25:1180

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Rebello A. The unheard cry. Ann Indian Acad Neurol [serial online] 2022 [cited 2023 Jan 29];25:1180. Available from: https://www.annalsofian.org/text.asp?2022/25/6/1180/361573




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???






 

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