Indira Renganathan


Domestic Shades-10 - Poem by Indira Renganathan

Apartheid
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One day born my sister to flash on my dark face
There it started to grow as we grew colourful
All dark shades fought with me
But matched my sis very well
Worried parents yet managed to get me a fair husband
But my m'-in-law felt beaten
Repenting her tongue on her youthful mockery
At my huband's early gingelly-friend
Felt a curse from dark me
But fair my parents begot their curse
All from both my grand-pas
Now I'm mellowed
It's a divine gene
Providence's pastime is separatism
No more talking of familial racism


Comments about Domestic Shades-10 by Indira Renganathan

  • (1/4/2010 6:11:00 AM)


    I THINK WE GET OVER THIS DIFFERENCES..IF WE REALLY GROW UP...I TOO AM
    DARK...QUEER PEOPLE ABROAD LOVE THIS DARK OR BROWN SKIN IT SEEMS A 'EIKKARIKKU AKKARAI PATCHAI
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  • Sathyanarayana M V S (8/29/2008 5:51:00 AM)


    Painful to be born like that. But one has to take it as God's verdict...This is a touching poem...re
    reaally deeply touching.
    regards,
    sathya narayana
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, June 15, 2008



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