Treasure Island

samyak jain

duty's burden

from today
a mother
would lull the kids
to sleep
without telling them
to wait for the father
to return from office.

today onwards,
two young kids
will not run away
from the TV seats,
on hearing the
footsteps of father.

a young widow
would learn to
going out for
rations and medicine
all alone.

she would
not have to hector
an office phone
to send her husband
home this moment
the tea is getting cold.

she has to plough
the lone furrows
single to life


two gangsters
posing as
banker husband
for doing his duty.

Submitted: Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Edited: Tuesday, April 19, 2011

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  • Vidi Writes (4/13/2008 2:39:00 AM)

    'Ever notice that the whisper of temptation can be heard farther than the loudest call of duty.” - By Earl Wilson
    How come this poem not attracted the comment of any?
    I really wonder...

    Wonderful feelings...
    Usually there is loud cry for those who are dead
    With one days visit to those who are left behind.

    -vidi- (Report) Reply

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