She hadn't seen

By Tanvi Nagar

She hadn’t seen the New York tower, never walked more than eight miles,

She hadn’t seen the world beyond her children’s smiles,

She hadn’t seen the temples of India nor the churches of Rome,

She had only made a devout prayer for her loved ones at home,

She hadn’t read the Gita, she hadn’t read the Bible,

But her wisdom and perseverance stood unparalleled,

She hadn’t seen Annapurna’s or the Matterhorn’s perilous slopes,

Yet, better than astrologers she could read a horoscope.

She hadn’t seen a single reel, not a documentary either,

Yet, she was greater than any historic warrior,

She hadn’t read a single story, neither had she perused a novel,

Yet, like some magician her words would soothe and enthral,

She hadn’t seen the Golden Gate Bridge nor the ones that lay in Sydney,

She hadn’t touched the delicate dew drops on the roses, tulips and the lilies,

But she did know how fragile mankind’s relationships could be,

She hadn’t gone round the Earth, but she shaped her family’s destiny,

She hadn’t seen the world they said, she hadn’t read a single word,

Even then, her bank of knowledge was full, only her thoughts were unheard,

They said she wasn’t capable because she couldn’t write sentences,

Yet, she held the power to rewrite history with just a few alphabets.


  • Thank you Rohan, Amit, Yash and Sita!!

    Tanvi Nagar
  • Superb and creative.

    rohan shah
  • That’s cool……wow(:

    Amit Singh
  • Wow!

  • Beautiful and thought provoking.

    Sita Ranjan
  • Thank you Ruchie Ma’am!

    Tanvi Nagar
  • Thank you Monica Aunty!

    Tanvi Nagar
  • Thank you Pooja!! Your words mean a lot to me!!

    Tanvi Nagar
  • Really beautifully expressed Tanvi! It felt as if I am being carried away through the flow of your poem…..

  • Thank you Aparna Aunty

    Tanvi Nagar
  • Thank you Ruchi Ma’am

    Tanvi Nagar
  • Hi Tanvi, incredible lines. Deep and meaningful thoughts.
    Loved it .
    You are truly gifted .
    Stay blessed dear.
    Lots of hugs from Suprita and me

    Aparna Peri
  • Very nice..

    Ruchie Dua
  • Tanvi, you are a bundle of creative energy. I’m your big fan of your creativity. God bless you. Superb piece of writing!

  • Thank you Prabha Prakash.

    Tanvi Nagar
  • Thank you Aman

    Tanvi Nagar
  • Thank you Akhil Sachan

    Tanvi Nagar
  • Very nice poem.

    Prabha Prakash
  • Well done Tanvi…great poem

  • One of the best of entire collection.

    Akhil Sachan

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