No comparison

When will we live, he thundered

Yet again

What the hell will we do?

Do you even care? He yelled at his wife

Look at what Rakesh’s in-laws gifted him?

Look at his flat? Rs2 crore

Do you even know to write the figure?

He’s worried, tensed that he loses sleep

He’s irritated, insecure that he faults his wife

Bloody I work like a donkey

And am ignored for promotion…

Look at our cousin going on overseas holidays

Look at them, how they spend shopping

Do we have the means?

Did you notice the gold on the bride?

The feast that followed?

All our cousins are well-off

And you just sit and watch reality shows…

……. have you ever thought about….

Shut up!

Yelled the wife, long many years later


I’ve had enough! For the last 16 years…

Do you have anything nice to say?

This is the only reason you’re NOT living

Stop it NOW!

Stop comparing

Ahhh!, she slumbered on the sofa

I’m happy with the way we live

With my job, your work, our son

Our home, our friends, our family

I happy like this

Pleaaaase! Let’s live!



My theme for A-Z Challenge 2015 is ‘Free Verse’

#AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z


More here: Thoughts Uncensored… Your’s Truly!



7 responses

  1. Good she replied back. The more we grumble, the more we are unhappy, no matter how much wealth we have. Very well written.


  2. Oh comparison is the worst disease we have!

    Never Let Me Go


  3. Loved it! Sad reality, I guess!


  4. Yes comparisons in a marriage only dampen the one you’re in! Great that she realizes it, though too bad he doesn’t get it, yet! 😉 ❤


  5. Comparison is a huge cause of friction and discontentment. She’s a wise woman.


  6. Thanks Suzy, Elly, Shalini, Nibha


  7. Comparison never brings any happiness for there will always be people in better or worse situations than us. Great message to live life and stop comparing!


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