Blog :Out of my Mind
Date: 10/30/2011 5:05:00 PM
It was a very festive time of year,
that time to have it all.
treats, lights and everything new,
for everyone, big and small.
Glitzy, glittery and shining new,
everyone was busy touting wares.
It was not about if you needed it or not,
but showing the world you had umpteen spares.
In the middle of all the melee,
so out of place she did seem,
thin, waif like, almost ethereal.
like glimpses from some forgotten dream.
Now you saw her and now you didn't,
lost in bright lights and the milling crowd.
Out of place in the razzle dazzle
her presence did some mystery shroud.
A tattered bundle was all she had,
held tightly in her hand
seeming torn between taking flight
but rooted like a statue , did she stand.
Advancing almost trance like,
she seemed to plead with me,
Offering me the little bundle,
so that I could better see.
Intrigued by that gesture then ,
I took a closer look,
a small baby slept inside,
for what a bundle I mistook.
"Give me anything that you have right now,
Just take her away from me.
I have nothing left to give her,
and cannot responsible for her be."
As a mother of young children myself,
all I felt was moral outrage,
How could a mother give away her child
no matter what hunger she needed to assuage.
She shrank within, as I accused her,
of stealing for money, the baby.
A mother would have sold herself,
or died in the attempt maybe!!
"I tried" she said, "but no one wants,
to buy a mother with child",
She sobbed, she laughed, she ran away,
her voice just ringing wild.
The festive night was upon us
all dressed up and places to go,
we celebrated late into the night,
with laughter, lights, stories and more
Along with other stories regaled,
I told of the woman who kidnapped to sell,
All my friends and family agreed,
to drive her away, I did well..
The next morning as I read the news
this story jumped out at me.,
A baby had been flung to death.
by a man who paid for the mother's body.
The woman had then killed the man.
a loose woman it implied.
In such auspicious climes for her body to sell,
could she not something else have tried?.
The glittering goods, the festive shine,
did not dim the least,
For, a woman who tried to sell a child and killed a man,
just had to be a beast!!