Nisret, a Kolkata Street-girl

March 10, 2012
By LatinNerd GOLD, San Jose, California
LatinNerd GOLD, San Jose, California
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Nisret had no parents and no food. She had
a sunshine-yellow pencil
a right eye
a name

They attacked from the left and took her
pencil.

She fell,

but there was no one to see or hear.
The tears stained her eye red and blotted it
out.

(“Nisret” means “victory”).


The author's comments:
Last summer, I worked with orphans at Gandhi Welfare Center in Kolkata, India. Technically, Nisret was one of the "lucky" children who had a job, but she was still a tragic figure.

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