Ishaisms, Poetry, Prisoner


He walked in kicked and beaten like a street mongrel,
smelling of the gutter, bent and frail.
Sinned and shamed, he walked in for life –
would he reveal his innocence? No, friendship is sanctified.

The inmates lined up for the daily broth –
men and women of every sort –
the murderers, the criminals, the sacrificers
casting vacant glances upon the keepers.

He walked in too; parched as a desert;
feeling eyes upon him, sharp as razors;
feeling the burden of this secret, the deafening silence within;
feeling the whips of a sin he had not sinned…

He closed his eyes, knowing there is a God above –
all that he did was in the name of love…
When would he ever be free – who could tell?
All that lay before him now, was a coal black cell.

Β© Isha Garg
Doodle by Isha Garg

26 thoughts on “THE INNOCENT PRISONER”

  1. Your title itself is a poetry in this post. And then there is the post. You feed so much art and talent into the reader in this post that he leaves gasping for breath.
    You are like an untamed thirsty warrior.

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    1. Oh my goodness, Vikash! I can see I’m not alone in loving your words here, and for good reason (as always)! I may be the ‘untamed thirsty warrior’ as you so poetically put it, but you are the writer who slayed it with your words and left me quenched! πŸ˜‡πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘

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      1. Thank you so much for loving my comment here. But my first thanks definitely goes to the post – “THE INNOCENT PRISONER” that made my thoughts the ink that traced the words from my head here. I would also like to thank the author whose kingdom of thoughts and words know no bounds.

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  2. Loved the comment from VIKASH above referencing you as “an untamed thirsty warrior”….Wow!!!! He said it all! Your sketch of the prisoner, his tears and the handcuffs speaks volumes, too! Glad to see you back on WP ….writing and drawing. Missed you!!!!! πŸ’™

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    1. Thank you Patty! Your comments are always so loved! This sketch was actually inspired by a sketch by my father, although not nearly as masterful as his deft strokes, and the tears and handcuffs were added… 😊 Thank-you so much for reading my work so ardently ❀

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    1. Thank you so much Thought Spark… I had written a poem much earlier called – The Innocent Prisoner and the Tree, which served as inspiration for this one… This is actually the prequel to it.

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  3. Feels like an entrancing story that is just beginning, or the final chapter of a tale of sacrifice and supreme love. Either way, a poetic vignette that has the unique Isha signature of a solid tale and sweet accompanying doodle. Your international popularity is set in the stone of the innocent prisoner’s cell; that is to say it will stand the test of time ❀

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