Desert Flowers

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When life seems cruel, in the arid desert, flowers bloom. A new hope and joy. Dr. Amrinder celebrates life, in this verse, for Different Truths. 

This is the age of disillusionment

When lovers,

Having extracted all they could

Discard you like lemon rinds.

When husbands,

Who have tormented through life

Die a lingering death,

When children have flown the nest

To build nests of their own,

When siblings and friends

Have commitments of their own,

That takes them away from you.

Yet, in this desert of loneliness

I still have a reason to live

For in this sandy monotone

My grandchildren bloom

With a multihued fragrance

Like no other earthly bloom. 

©Amrinder Bajaj 

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Dr. Amrinder Kaur Bajaj is a practicing gynaecologist and the HOD Obs & Gynae at MAX Hospital Pitampura, Delhi. Writing is a passion that has led to the publication of two wellness books, a book of poems, a joke book, and a memoir based on her association with the noted Indian author and columnist Khushwant Singh. She regularly writes columns, articles, travelogues, and short stories for magazines and newspapers and has contributed chapters to medical text books.