When will we live, he thundered
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….
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!
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’