Pankhuri Aggarwal is currently perusing Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Jammu. She completed her M.Phil in English Literature and topped her Master’s in English Literature. A resident of Jammu, Pankhuri, in her free time loves to read, write, paint, travel and swim. She started her career as a freelance writer and has umpteen publications in local, national and international journals. To promote her paintings, the talented author recently launched her Facebook page titled: Pankhoj.
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An Army Wife’s Lament
With tears in my eyes,
I let you depart.
Having faith in God that you will arrive back,
I hear the news every day
Hoping you are there somewhere clinging around.
Not a sole night passes by
when I have a sound sleep,
what could be my tomorrow without you.
It’s just a month that we walked down the aisle
and now you are apart.
People tend to be pleased in their married lives,
but I appraise your first love will
always be your country.
Just be safe is what I hope and pray every day.
will get hold of me before
he laid his hands over you.
I’m swollen with pride for you, undoubtedly but
Love is what makes me selfish for you.