Feb 4, 2020

The Empty Well...

I stare all day at the scorching sky
I have shed my last tear
I echo my ache to the passerby
Hoping that he may hear

The nights are dreary dark and dry
Forlorn with shadows grim
I dream of the days long gone by
when water overflowed my brim

Once I was the village star
The maidens thronged my wheel
overheard their tales of love and war
And gossips I can't reveal

Now dried and drained- a life futile
Alone and left to fade
My only guest an odd reptile
that has slithered in for summer shade

Bury me I pray or save me I thirst
I hate this living death
Open I lie with sorrows submersed
A meaningless hole on Earth.

Image from Google


  1. Beautiful image and words. Valerie

  2. A wonderful poem which fits many situations and not just the forgotten well
    I really enjoyed this one Ashok. It made me think!

    1. Yes, Julie. Thank you so much

  3. Nice post and very beautiful poem !!!

  4. Vey impressive picture and words

  5. What a sad poem but very well done. I love the accompanying photo - fabulous touch!

  6. Very profound words to describe this forgotten well. I read your poem several times and am very moved and very impressed.

  7. Wow! So deep as a well and captivating verses, detailing the reality.

  8. enjoyed the poem!
    it is indeed sad if there is no water in the well.

  9. beautiful -
    very talented.

  10. The well speaks its past life brimmed with water and life...sad to hear its present life without life.