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Poetry: Promises once made in love, were broken by the man. A woman is again asked to sacrifice her career and stay in the kitchen.
Romantic love bloating with
forever waiting promises made on
garden benches in Gulmohar tree parks
on sprinkled early mornings and late evenings
coming to an end too soon.
The metal ring beautiful
on those thin light-colored fingers
getting close-knit cover under
his selected sky-blue shirt
left on white cotton bed sheet
of Hotel Room 301 and continued
for more honey makeovers
and impassioned cries of indulgence.
“No! It’s all pulpy my girl
the best figure, slanting waist, fuller chest
I love her for a lifetime.”
But reality of fake love broke
devastated with a shocking laughter.
“Oh Saba! Why don’t you suspend
all your career-making?
It’s for what?
a woman you are
not a man who needs earnings
sit back at home and try recipes of corn
get me supper now!”
“But you guaranteed support utmost,
love is hollow without it all?”
and argue much now
it’s all done
why bother now?”
free outside, obsessed within
and things we should now see!”
Image Credit: Image by Alex Agrico from Pixabay
Sonali Sharma belongs to Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India. She is a postgraduate in
environmental studies from Panjab University Chandigarh, India. She is also a published poet
and writer. Her poems have appeared in the Indian Periodical, read more...
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Natu-Natu. The mellifluous ringtone interrupted her thoughts. She frowned at her mobile phone with half a mind to keep it ringing until she noticed the caller’s name on the screen, making her pick up the phone immediately.
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