Poetry

Dying laughter

Years ago,
Their tiny home
filled with warmth,
joy and love;
Laughter echoed
through the walls,
Banter ensued
behind closed doors

Then one day
All was quiet
Silence screamed
through the walls;
The laughter died;
No more smiles –
The light went off
with their child’s life

© Sanch V @ Sanch Writes (24 January 2018)

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***Linking with Vinay and Reema for the Wednesday Verses prompt ‘laughter’***

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  • Leo
    24 January 2018 at 8:55 pm

    Ouch. But yes, it’s a scenario that would arise with such a loss. 🙁 Poignant poetry.
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  • Sulekha
    25 January 2018 at 2:08 am

    Sanch, this is so sad. Sometimes losing a child to distance and hustle and bustle of life makes laughter go away. Your poem broke my heart.

  • Keirthana
    25 January 2018 at 2:11 am

    Portrayed a painful story in such few words. Tragic!

  • Esha
    25 January 2018 at 5:14 am

    Such a heartbreaking tale! Nothing can compensate for such a loss ever!

  • Obsessivemom
    25 January 2018 at 2:09 pm

    Oh how very sad. The loss of a child can indeed take away the laughter. You’ve put it so well.
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  • Vinitha
    25 January 2018 at 3:54 pm

    This is heartbreaking, Sanch. Loss of a child literally takes all the laughter away.
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  • Bhavya
    25 January 2018 at 5:41 pm

    So sad. Losing a child can do that to you I guess.

  • Natasha
    25 January 2018 at 9:17 pm

    Heart wrenching. Very vivid descriptions that take you into their realm.
    Nicely done, Sanch.

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  • Nibha
    25 January 2018 at 10:53 pm

    Oh! That’s the sad turn of events at the end!
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  • Sanaa Rizvi
    26 January 2018 at 2:35 am

    This is so heartwrenching 🙁 there’s no greater burden than the loss of one’s own child.. sigh 🙁
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  • Vidya Sury
    26 January 2018 at 4:56 am

    So heart-wrenching! This is the kind of loss no words can console. So well-written, Sanchie!
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  • JayanthyGovindarajan (@JayanthyG)
    26 January 2018 at 5:17 am

    Oh! That was small yet painful! The loss of a child is a biggest burden!
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  • Geethica Mehra
    26 January 2018 at 10:18 pm

    Truly said that laughter enlightens with children and fades away with them only.

  • Reema Dsouza
    27 January 2018 at 1:27 am

    That’s so sad! Yes, children keep a home happy and a loss of a child is a pain that is hard to bear! Such wonderfully written poetry! Thanks for linking up with #WednesdayVerses
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