I’m sharing a very sad news….I’ve come to know that Astha’s soul has left her body on 30th April….she was fighting against covid-19….I used to read her poems, whenever she would post on WP….she was also compiler of an upcoming anthology – Utmost Feelings….I was one of the co-writers….so I was in touch with her on / off….through the whatsapp anthology group as well….that’s how I’ve come to know about this when Taruchaya – one of the co-writers pinged me & shared this sad news….the feeling of being numb & shock was instant….the last time she wrote to me was on 23rd April, where she said, her condition was bad & she would revert back in a few days….I texted her on 28th April to know how she was feeling….but no reply….it’s still hard to believe that such a young woman isn’t with us anymore….if that wasn’t enough, her mother has passed away as well due to covid-19….I can’t even imagine how her father, brother & other family members must be going through….
This short poem is dedicated to dear Astha….
My silence is screaming
My heart is bleeding
My eyes are flowing
My thoughts are heavy
I look up at the dark sky
A star is shining bright
A beautiful soul
You will forever stay within us – R.I.P. ❤️💫🙏✨
You may read my poem – Stuck as well. It’s related to the chaos due to covid-19.