The Fire Within..

How I wish I could
extinguish the fire within
my kid’s hungry stomach,
the hunger that’s gnawing him
from inside out!

How I wish I could
extinguish the fire within,
that doesn’t let me
ask alms from the passersby!

How I wish I could
extinguish the fire within,
that forever reminds me
of the kin that left us
to fend for ourselves!

How I wish I could
never extinguish the fire within
this mom’s heart, that
would do anything to
let her child lead a better future!

As I stand alone in this bus stop

after another fruitless day of no-job,

how I wish I could

hold on to that fire called ‘hope’ within!

– Account of a single mother
who lost job owing to pandemic.

____________________________________

For Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #93

Published by Ramya Vivek

Formerly a Software professional, I have been a homemaker for a while. My life revolves around my two daughters. Having started writing only recently, I just discovered what I have been missing all along in my otherwise almost-perfect life. I want to create postive content inspiring minds across all age groups.

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