Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Farmer suicides

Mournful silence pervaded the room. The gloom was palpable. The sole bread earner had gone, leaving a pile of debts for the living. The gloom was not so much for the loss of a human being as it was at the thought of clearing the debts. Life had become a punishment.
Death a reward.

1 comment:

  1. Unfortunately, this type of suicide is happening here as well. Job loss has increased the number of suicides, leaving families bereft of one breadwinner and only increasing their panic and chaos. Where will it all end?