Saturday, January 19, 2019

A Father's Complaint

For Priti by Ram Krishna Singh

How can I contain

her destructive energy

she conceals what she is

her toxic attitude

they all see

as she unshapes destiny

of her cornpone plots

in elitist mode

she lets down her own folks

with mendacious fabrications

brings doom to her own children

who were born innocent

brings shame to her husband

who seeks to see them rise

brings dishonour to us all

who hope to see her change

despite the vanity wall

she raised for years

she won't know what to do

when her parents are dead

or even we are no more

she can't even weep

or scream on anything she touches

she may then squiggle in her fate

alone in a lonely room

while others may look and not care