Nikhil Parekh

Gold Star - 5,999 Points (27/08/1977 / Dehradun, India)

The First One - Poem by Nikhil Parekh

Why did you stare at me with profound hostility; trying to devour me uncouthly with your ghastly expression?
When you knew that the very next instant you would be the first one to wipe off my tears; as I hurt myself on the floor and started to cry.

Why did you kick me ruthlessly with your feet; abusing me incessantly with a volley of horrendous expletives?
When you knew that the very next instant you would be the first one to protect me; as scores of burglars attacked me viciously with their pairs of gleaming knives.

Why did you scorn at me in utter disdain; refraining to talk to me no matter how vehemently I pleaded?
When you knew that the very next instant you would be the first one to sing umpteenth number of songs melodiously in my ears; to put me off to blissful sleep.

Why did you starve me of food; hid all baskets of fruits in the house as I frantically groped for them at midnight?
When you knew that the very next instant you would be the first one to steal appetizing food from the neighborhood; in order to satiate my taste buds; the
moment I let out a string of hysterical squeals.

Why did you frown at me in overwhelming irritation; drenching my clothes completely by hoisting at them your pails of colored yolk,
When you knew that the very next instant you would be the first one to dress me up again; iron the garments I was about to wear to the most meticulous of perfection.

Why did you mischievously embody the bed I was going to sleep with a flurry of thorns; leaving a fleet of red ants of dauntingly march through?
When you knew that the very next instant you would be the first one to apply the balm of your love on my wounds; swipe the last iota of dirt with sheer
contempt outside our house.

Why did you puncture the tyre of my car as I was about to leave for office; deflating the last bit of air trapped robustly inside?
When you knew that the very next instant you would be the first one to carry me upon your shoulders; take me wherever I wanted; sequestering me from the acrimonious world; behind the cushion of your voluptuous hair.

Why did you insult me in a group at the riverside party; ostracizing me for not having worn clothes of the matching color?
When you knew that the very next instant you would be the first one to apologize to all; and then proclaiming loud and stringent to the world; that your husband was
the best of all.

Why did you try and snatch my children away from me; trying to possess them more than anyone else in this world?
When you knew that the very next instant you would be the first one to recount to them tales of my childhood adventures; the path I undertook in life to achieve
the corridors of success.

And why did you leave me; domineeringly banging the door in my face; cursing your destiny at the top of your lungs for marrying me in the first place?
When you knew that the very next instant you would be the first one to inevitably turn back with fiery love swirling in your eyes; comprehending the passion in my
heart; and lock yourself in my embrace for times immemorial.

Topic(s) of this poem: victory


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Poem Submitted: Friday, March 4, 2016



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