I’m frightened of being alone,
Fear penetrates into my flesh and bone.
Today, I’m strong but not for long,
A day will come when my strength will be gone.
I’m desolate and I’m afraid,
By my loved ones I’ve been betrayed.
What if a car hits me and crushes my bones,
With pain then I will scream and moan.
I have nobody around,
In a sorry state I’ll drown.
With a bent back and shaking hands,
Unable to walk, unable to stand!
With old age I may lose my mind,
Maybe weakness will also make me blind,
I wonder sometimes how I’m going to end,
A helping hand, will someone lend?
Strong, hard-working, enthusiastic today,
With time and age in bed I’ll lay.
Will there be someone by my side?
To help me through my agonizing ride!
Written By Shumila Malik