Where?

The eyes that once blazed
With anger, outrage,
With fierce intent, now
Lifeless, dull, listless
Expressionless, but
Kill.

The voice that rang with
Conviction, with
Passion, with
Clear tones and meaning, now
Silenced, no echo of
The former sounds
The former tones
The former strength.

The lithe body, the erect gait,
The speed, boundless in
Energy, strength and power, now
Slouch and shuffle
The human crutches that hold
The same body.

Nor time, nor age worked
On her,
A quiet fall, a stroke
of fate, of sheer
Bad luck
Laid her down
Changed her from substance
To a shell.

Where oh where,
Has she gone,
Where is the voice, the blazing eyes
The erect gait, the fierce
Demeanour
This is not
The mother I knew.
A complete stranger
Occupies
Her body.
Bhabi please come back!