Indira Renganathan

Affliction - Poem by Indira Renganathan

Stroke of a heartless son
Desirably remained an unschooled rascal
Plunging ischemic into a father's mind
Sweep-swindling all the travail of asset
The father's cumulated..

Educated brat, conspiring wife
Plotted to be berserk
Paralysing the father
To be bundled empty of life
The father's cumulated..

Modern daughter of arrogance
Literate to be modest in secret eloping
Stupefying yearnest alliance -negotiations
To attack the heart's wishes
The father's cumulated..

Disagreeing a wedlock of orthodoxality
Bunking in spinsterhood of overweighed hubris
Modern daughter of arrogance
Commanding the pressure of patience
The father's cumulated..

Bound to the familial chores
Honest fathers await laudable lores
Distressed fathers gifted with sores..
Still mean the men of bad scores?

Comments about Affliction by Indira Renganathan

  • Valsa George (3/25/2018 10:59:00 AM)

    A stark reality presented in realistic terms! Aged parents being ill treated by sons and daughters in law is not a rare occurrence these days! You have beautifully unveiled the strained family relationships. Great write! A 10 (Report) Reply

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  • Dr Dillip K Swain (3/12/2018 11:39:00 PM)

    Bound to the familial chores
    Honest fathers await laudable lores......I get pleasure revisiting this poem! Thanks dear madam for sharing! Stay always blessed!
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  • Dr Dillip K Swain (1/23/2018 4:42:00 AM)

    Bound to the familial chores
    Honest fathers await laudable lores
    Distressed fathers gifted with sores..
    Still mean the men of bad scores? .....touching expression! A great poem! Thanks for sharing dear madam! Pray God stay always blessed with happy poetry writing........Dillip
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  • (1/15/2018 12:29:00 AM)

    A heart-wrenching ode to old age and parenthood. Excellent write! Worthy of a wider audience! (Report) Reply

  • (1/14/2018 8:57:00 AM)

    The audio titilated me still your poem is my ownnerve of poetry (Report) Reply

  • Savita Tyagi (1/13/2018 6:29:00 PM)

    A dark side of family relations. The pain and anguish of old age...very few lucky one escape it. Thank you for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Dr Dillip K Swain (11/4/2017 6:38:00 AM)

    Heart touching poem on a very realistic social issue. The pain of a neglected father especially in the old age has been nicely depicted in your write.. Appreciated..10 (Report) Reply

  • Akhtar Jawad (10/1/2017 7:54:00 PM)

    I am also an old grandfather, I understand pains of the old parents. The poem is touching. (Report) Reply

    Indira Renganathan (10/3/2017 10:23:00 AM)

    Thank you Akhtar. I'm happy with your comment..God bless you

  • Dr.tony Brahmin (12/10/2016 11:55:00 PM)

    , children, old parents, avarice, greed. desire to possess. arrogance...............all parents be aware.......... be safe and think when you write off your property......... thank you dear poetess. tony
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  • (8/29/2009 10:18:00 PM)

    'pettha manam pitthu..pillai manam kallu' very well said mam...i did see it happen to my dad
    please read my poems and give your encoraging comments
    'a baby's chat'
    'a beautiful dawn'
    'a rise and fall of humanity'
    'as fighter and fought - lord krishna'
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  • Romeo Della Valle (8/9/2009 12:05:00 PM)

    Great piece, well penned a message to all parents of the world, like myself, which I am going through right got my vote, thanks for sharing again, Love and Peace, Romeo (Report) Reply

  • (7/30/2009 6:55:00 PM)

    A clear and frank picture of our modern family..the disrupt relations...winnie...nice write... (Report) Reply

  • (7/22/2009 3:53:00 AM)

    i liked the theme..different and real! ! (Report) Reply

  • (4/20/2009 2:20:00 AM)

    a wonderful....a true and genuine poem of a willing
    sacrifice of each parents....a freedom to choose...and
    love to show the deep meaning of loving a child...
    hope and pray that this will be all parent
    through the world today...a 10+
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  • Sandra Martyres (3/16/2009 4:58:00 AM)

    The unveiling of dark family stories - wonderfully recounted 10 (Report) Reply

  • Sarwar Chowdhury (9/26/2008 9:02:00 AM)

    Truth has come out with beautiful words..........10+ (Report) Reply

  • Palas Kumar Ray (9/22/2008 2:59:00 PM)

    Truth spoken with a lot of anger setting your words ablaze.Will someone hear?
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  • (9/21/2008 8:37:00 AM)

    rightly said, Indira...these are the gifts from their heirs apparent the modern day fathers, sincere and sore, would accumulate as reward in their lives...a very good poem 10+ (Report) Reply

  • (9/19/2008 10:11:00 AM)

    a good point made here
    ironic in tone...
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, September 13, 2008

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