Treasure Island

Dr John Celes

(14-2-1957 / Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India)

Sonnet: A Former Teacher Turned House-wife


She taught for nearly ten years in a school,
But gave it up for rearing daughters two;
Nevertheless, she kept her calm and cool;
Another fifteen years had passed off too!

She was now aging past her middle age,
And years were fleeting fast with life sans bliss;
‘She felt a bird-like kept within a cage! ’
She wondered if life better, she did miss!

Her heart now pines to go to school to teach;
Her confidence has ebbed and prevents her;
Her joining school is well within her reach;
But she prefers to stay housewife rather!

A house-wife’s role unpaid remains for life –
The best profession for mother and wife!

LOVINGLY DEDICATED TO MY BELOVED WIFE MRS. MERCY CELESTINE
Copyright by Dr John Celes 10-6-13

Submitted: Monday, June 10, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, July 31, 2013

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A HOUSE-WIFE HAS TO COMPROMISE MANY THINGS FOR FAMILY'S SAKE

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  • Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (6/11/2013 6:47:00 PM)

    written with good intention, but every housewife, who was a 'former' professionals may turn to melancholic in later part of their life with no income, no EPF and many other factors, though they are comfortable with the achievement of their spouses and children. Once the brain is activated in early part of life in the form of dedication, determination and success, it is quite tough to calm that active brain as long as we are alive, so..Thank you and Take care of your wife... (Report) Reply

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