Treasure Island

Indira Renganathan


Ability-2


Vagabond the husband..
Job to job, place to place
Loitering in unsteady wandering
His own wishful ideology

Towed wife followed in silence
Dragged to get abraded
Of frequent packing and unpacking

Fueled his reasonless loathing routine
Smoldering her sparkles to rupture
Bursted the female heart one day

On decision of no divorce
Her silent angst but to settle
An occupation and destination
Permanent for herself

All with blessed guts she scored
Raising high her children
Her status, her house..a happy home

And her vagabond hubby...
A regular sunday-visitor
Hosteling to relish her

'Jansi Rani'(I call her so) ..
Her clever silence is composed
For her daughters, for their marriage
So not to break her own wedlock

Submitted: Monday, September 21, 2009

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  • Vidi Writes (10/5/2009 10:50:00 AM)

    That's being Clever.... than Courageous
    An intelligent look into History and Current
    Surely reveals whats there in store and not to hop
    The one who can adjust in the given carpet
    Surely to reap enough yeild.

    Better to be aside the fire pan
    Than being fried on an open ground
    At summer, fire irritates
    At winter it warms up

    Cool thoughts....
    I don't know... how many agree...
    But... is a simple fact.

    Good subject... good read. (Report) Reply

  • Moushumi moushumi (10/5/2009 9:49:00 AM)

    A salute to ur honest feeling & to the poet for a truthful poetry blended with real & reel life....10+++ (Report) Reply

  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (10/2/2009 10:54:00 AM)

    'Jansi Rani'(I call her so) ..
    Her clever silence is composed
    For her daughters, for their marriage
    So not to break her own wedlock.......thoughit makes their postionvulnerable still she hold her positionhighandhold inhigh esteem..we all know it but it is her sacrifice all thetime... graeat salure to ur poem dear.....10



    read mine.........makes me bleed.........i may not withdraw (Report) Reply

  • Hema Ravi (10/1/2009 4:48:00 AM)

    candid truths expressed in this verse. The state of affairs in many a Indian home. Thanks for posting. (Report) Reply

  • Indira Babbellapati (9/27/2009 12:02:00 PM)

    story of every other indian wife...one such success story i know is of a mother who held on till the daughter's marriage and at the same pandaal declared to the husband before everyone that she has no more to do with him... (Report) Reply

  • Kesav Easwaran (9/22/2009 5:30:00 AM)

    i am able to imagine the circumstances that made a 'Queen of Janzi' out of an ordinary house wife...this work complimentingto your Ability-1 i think...10 (Report) Reply

  • Saadat Tahir (9/22/2009 3:27:00 AM)

    straight from the heart....
    http: //www.youtube.com/watch? v=-ebtjgK8NNU
    Bryan Adams.....

    u obviously feel alot for this person who has been an icon of virtue and motherhood, , , a beacon for others yet burning itself out...
    great touvhing lines....indiraji...
    cheers and ten (Report) Reply

  • Samanyan Lakshminarayanan (9/21/2009 11:12:00 AM)

    really sad such relationships also should continue...though all other relationships are not
    breakable by law..this relationship between husband and wife is the most creative in life..so
    sad it should continue as a responsibility...this does not truly nurture the children....a thought provoking poem mam...10 (Report) Reply

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