Abducted to Heaven

Quiet, holy and melancholic

Was the air

Wrapped in shroud rested that angel

With a trembling heart, I beheld her

The lifeless and bruised lips muffled

See! I am that cheeky girl

I frightened your cats away

See! I lived amongst you

For quite a brief interval

Yes, I annoyed people with one thing

Or the other

I was the clown, I was the monster

I could alarm both pigeon and rooster

Why the screams you are keeping?

The hearts are sinking and eyes are weeping

I was the lamb in wolf’s clothing

Look! I had Only 7 summers to play

 My friends will go to school

 without delay

No more running barefoot, no more swearing  

No more fights and no more yelling,

Listen dear girl

The truth is we have forgotten to sleep,

 dine or even smiling feels cheap

We do not know how to console

Your grieving mother

You left a space that nobody can take

 Your little friends at the funeral

Can not grasp

That you took a giant leap

From life to death

It is not hide and seek


You have been abducted to heaven

Note : Last Wednesday, April 20th,2022 unfortunately a 7 years old girl died accidently . She died of electric shock and burns by some home appliance . Her sudden death has shocked us all . This sad poem I have written about her .


  1. Keithfslater says:

    Thank you for your very sensitive poem in a sad time – particularly the way in which you have bridged between life and death – and beyond!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. That is soooo sad, Ruqia, rips my heart out

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    1. Ruqia Ismat says:

      Yes very sad incident. I can’t decide what is more saddening her sudden death or the pain she went through. At some point negligence of elders was involved. They kept faulty appliance at home.


  3. carmen says:

    Very tragic, a little girl’s life cut short. A poignant poem to commemorate her. We have children playing on our street, sometimes I am annoyed at the noise, but your poem reminds me that noise means they are alive and well: laughing and playing as children do, and indeed, they should. How sad when there is silence because a tragedy has occurred.



    1. Ruqia Ismat says:

      Yes, indeed very tragic and painful incident. Her mother was busy in renovation of home .The girl had electric burns on her torso when she died .the more I think about her the more I feel hurt. We should take care of our children as our first priority 🙏 🙏🙏

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  4. nagwamalik says:

    Inna lilahi wa inna ilaihi rajeoon

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