Affliction Poem by Indira Renganathan


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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 earnest alliance -negotiations
To attack the heart's wishes
The father's cumulated..

Disagreeing a wedlock of orthodoxy
Bunking in spinsterhood of over weighed 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?

Akhtar Jawad 01 October 2017

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

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Indira Renganathan 03 October 2017

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

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Dr Antony Theodore 10 December 2016

family. , 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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Samanyan Lakshminarayanan 29 August 2009

'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 09 August 2009

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

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Chinedu Dike 09 July 2021

Really a poignant bit of a versebcrafted in a well twisted poetic diction. A beautiful creation...

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Kesav Easwaran 25 January 2020

Multiple attacks and strokes he accumulates there. A factual vibrant page from the Mundane life book 10+

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Magadha Rani 24 January 2020

Stroke of a heartless son, conspiring wife, ultra-modern daughter's well depicted here in this fabulous poem dear mam! Liked it. Thank you for sharing.....10+++ (Magadha)

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Dr Dillip K Swain 31 October 2019

A poignant piece of poetry dear madam! It gives me a different taste each time I visit this wonderful work of yours! Pray for your good health, happiness and peace!

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 10 July 2019

Cont... The manner of treatment of the children for their father as vividly portrayed in this marvelous write is beyond comprehension and repugnant to the values that have been inculcated in us since time immemorial. Beautifully crafted and well executed write. A must read poem.

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