Secret-the sad truth

She was silent ,she was quiet. She was standing in the corner , lifeless .She stood there  like a miniature.I called her again “ANITA “. My voice and words just surpassed her ear. I went and shook her from behind ,she din’t uttered a single word. Her mouth was shut but deepness of her eyes did speak her sadness ,they were yellow , pale and filled with sorrow.
Anita use to be my domestic help some years back.She belonged to a poor family and all the responsibilities of her house was on her shoulders.She was very punctual ,hard working and loyal women. She use to be in her own world and hardly spoke but  always carried a pretty smile on her face. I have known her for years , but hardly knew anything about her family .

Today when i saw her , her  usual smile was missing . She was looking miserable .she was bleeding , her  face was swollen and wounded .She was looking  terrified . I was shocked to see her in this situation .I wanted to know what has happened ,I wanted to know  what was she was going through.? Though she was just my maid but I had a certain attachment to her. Her deep black eyes always imbibe a lot within them. It always made me inquisitive. Today she was hurt badly . I took her inside my house , made her sit ..

I said “Anita  tell me what’s wrong ..who did this to you ??She looked down and remain silent.

I was too worried for her. I had so many  questions but she was mum, she dint answered any .

I took a deep breath ..brought some food ,water ,clothes and first aid for her and gave her some  money for medicine .Looking straight and deep in her eyes i said  “you can tell me Anita .I will help you in the best possible way”
A Tear dropped from her eyes and finally she spoke “didi you have been very nice to me,but this is the truth of my life which I can’t share with anyone. This Secret will go with me in my deathbed.”
She thanked me for everything and went off. I never saw her again. I still wonder what was that secret. Where did she went ,what happened to her.
I knew ,she was going through some misery .I wanted to help her but , I was indeed helpless..

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