Homecoming Day - Poem by Dr.Balnarayana Bandam
There one finds a village is very remote.
There live families many in houses dispersed
However, lives apart mingle daily and manage
Rapport among is very close, and as of a family single
All shares the pleasure and problems solving with ease
A couple of Nirmala and Chandu married a time long before
Several families, under bless with children two or more.
One unfortunate is the only couple with no kids to find
Hath visited fertility centers many, with no definite lead
An elderly guided adopting, baby from orphan centers.
the message spread village with the outcome of advice many
One said outer is out never adjust to the adapter.
Few with the idea as the orphan is the misfortune
Some stated self-conceiving is secure in parent part.
in fact, there are disabled children in the village
Deaf and dumb, blind, polio of one or both limbs
Some, Mentally retarded, stunted growth, few with bone problems.
All above conceived kids, not from adoption to notice
Last, to hear the couple brought a child to adopt.
Very smart, pinkly, a beauty dimple on the cheek at the smile
It is the beautiful baby among several others.
Sooner the couple viewed at center baby cheered with a smile.
pointing, the bond of kinship with the child and couple
The couple signed and secured the child to adopt
Years passed the child is the only beauty spot among
In, intelligence, obedience, the only one to count
The calendar turned forward for years twenty-five.
The children of a parent born came apart since marriage
The old and ill health parents are under overlooks
Conceived among many are, at places, far from a distance
Leaving thy parents without mention of maintenance
Own children are no more option of claiming self
They even shared land and longings and separated.
The couple is now moving to the baby adopted
Who recently joined as Collector of thy native district?
The Collector and staff received the couple with cheers.
The couple lived long, with the baby without problems
The baby is Collector Lakshmi in name and action.
Orphans are like seeds if gets assistance grows.
Forms big trees aiding with shade, flowers, and fruits
Continuing the race with humanity and divinity
Here homecoming day is for parents to find, unlike
Original, of the baby, coming to the house of adapter
It is the real homecoming day for the parents adopted
Poet's Notes about The Poem
With a lead of fortune life of self and parents, be kind with orphans, certain, to get back returns
God helps those who help others
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