Relief

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An evocative rain poem, by Dr. Amrinder, exclusively for Different Truths.

Raindrops knock on my window

I do not let them in.

They hit, the glass pane like pellets

But I pay no heed.

They glide down in a stream of tears

But I pretend I have not seen.

For I have an agenda of my own

The wind comes sighing at my window

I do not let it in

It rattles panes, as if in distress

But I pay no heed

It bangs hard to attract my attention

But I pretend I have not heard.

For I have an agenda of my own.

As lightning flashes across the skies

A thought flashes through my mind.

That I have not locked them out

But have locked myself in for,

Sorrow shared is sorrow halved.

I fling open the window and put out my face

To let my tears and sighs mingle with theirs.

©Dr. Amrinder Kaur Bajaj

Photos by ACR Moon

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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.