Fate in Disguise

One thing about life we must all agree
Nothing here comes for free
You toil as hard as you possibly can
It takes years to be a true human!

I was walking past the meadows
I heard some footsteps & a shadow
I couldn’t decipher what they whispered
The moment I turned they disappeared.

I had failed that year in my class
Everything had gone wrong that X mas
As I came forward to cut the cake
Pop said I was making a mistake.

I being a girl would not inherit his estate
My brother was the one with a golden fate
The jubilant crowd cheered his name
He was already riding on the powers of fame.

I was always treated like an outsider
Like a formidable foe kept asunder
Tiniest of blunder was blown out of proportion
Our whole house relied more on concoction

The moment my dad had a cerebral attack
He forgot all about money and Nasdaq
His life was seriously at stake
He realized his dilemmas and his mistake.

He admitted he had blundered
His emotions misguided
He allowed himself to be plundered
Sense of guilt filled his soul
He knew he did not play his role.

I sat beside him day and night
Never bothering about my own plight
No one was near except my mother
The beneficiaries chose to be asunder.

His blessings have made me a star today
Fate in disguise has been kind to repay
I have no regrets and no remorse
I am proud to have performed my duties
As a daughter par se!

Submitted: Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Edited: Thursday, April 03, 2014

Topic of this poem: love

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Padmini Dutta Sharma

Comments about this poem (Fate in Disguise by PADMINI DUTTA SHARMA )

There is no comment submitted by members..

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Caged Bird
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  3. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  4. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  5. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  6. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  7. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  8. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  9. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  10. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
[Hata Bildir]