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Rajaram Ramachandran

Chennai born, now at Juhu, Mumbai, India
Rajaram Ramachandran
Chennai born, now at Juhu, Mumbai, India

The Tears Wasted

Rating: 5.0
They were newly married couple,
A few days went on with no trouble.
As days passed on, he never turned,
While for his love, her heart yearned.

She wore daily the best of robes,
Diamonds sparkled in her ear lobes,
But he had his mind on his work.
And wasn’t keen to have a look.

Her heart, one day, nearly broke,
But it was saved from a stroke.
With tears she stood before him,
He saw her face-glow gone dim.

Deeply engrossed in his work,
He was stuck up to his desk.
Elsewhere was his mind
The reason for tears to find.

Suddenly, his mind woke up.
He collected, dropp by drop,
In a test tube all her tears,
And mixed some powders.

“Oh, I found out, my dear,
It’s nothing but saline water.”
So said the scientist husband,
Still tied up, work bound.
Rajaram Ramachandran
Sunday, September 11, 2005
Leo Lew 17 January 2017
ironically carved the hubbies, or so to speak, live-to- work life, their wives would be well provided for.
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Ahmad Shiddiqi 05 October 2009
Tenderly and lovely carving of words.
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Catastrophe King 11 August 2006
The Tears Wasted! Never will be again. This goes to all the husbands.... STAND UP & APPLAUD! ! ! And the wives should be thankful to the poet for relating to their thoughts and turning their tears into words. This is an astounding piece of work. Truly amazing. The social message is so silently delivered; only a master of the language could do such justice with the language.
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Aashish Ameya 11 September 2005
good poem, though here husband is scienctist, but it's true for most of the hubbies who are living in metros and working hard for money. and lost simple but beautiful moments of life.
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