The World laughed when I cried
( Based on the great write up in face book by my friend Mannargudi Sitaraman Srinivasan .My pranams to that great artist of words. )
I don’t understand , where I am,
I seem to be floating in some fluid,
And am attached with something ,
By the use of a silk like thread.
I am not hearing any sound ,
Except the sound of a heart beat,
And I feel as is some one is ,
Caressing me and speaking to me.
Since I was not capable of raising any sound,
I have moved my arms and legs several times,
Some times I used to hear some rough sound,
Which will move away but I used to always hear that heartbeat
For the past two , three days , I seem to ,
Want to get out of this place and I tried ,
My best by kicking and waving my hands,
But I was not able to get out of there.
One day I started being dragged some where ,
In that fluid , I became up side down ,
The sound of the heart beat got very much reduced,
I was scared that I was going out of my world to some where else.
That soft soothing voice that I used to hear was ,
Shouting and crying in great pain , I felt bad,
That I must of hurt that some one with a soothing voice ,
By my kicking and moving about here and there.
All of a sudden the fluid in which I was swimming ,
Start ed to flow out of that bag and I reached ,
A very narrow passage and I felt as if ,
Some one was holding my head and pulling me out.
That soft voice was shouting in great agony,
And I was also feeling some amount of pain,
Suddenly I came out from darkness to light ,
And some one cut the silken thread which attached me.
I was not able to hear my constant companion –the heart beat,
I was also not able to hear the crying sound of the soothing voice,
And I cried and fun of fun, every one around laughed.
And I understood that this new world is very unkind
They washed me , tied me tightly in a cloth and every one,
Was seeing some thing below my hip and laughing with joy,
I did not like this new world and those unkind ones,
Who lifted me up carefully and put me beside some one.
Suddenly I started again hearing that heart beat,
And I stopped my crying and some one touched me ,
Caressed me just like earlier and then talked to me,
And I wanted to see who it was but I was not able to.
Then two soft hands lifted me up near to her face ,
And I saw the very pretty smile of joy in that face ,
Which had just undergone very great pains,
And I did not find any way to express my joy.
Then I realized that she was my mother ,
Who would give a very incomparable love,
But she was laughing when I cried, but
I knew later she would get upset, if I open my mouth to cry.