Wednesday, June 3, 2015


Out from womb
eyes staring in wonder
at faces filled with happiness
at the tiny bundle of joy
parents watch each stage of growth
panic stricken if the baby cries non stop
going out of their way to nurture it
praying for its long life and good health
the same child when parents grow old
thinks them a burden
sends them to an old age home
saying they did their duty
he wants to live his life his way
not realizing that he too will grow old
and will be paid back in the same coin.