Trials & Tribulations

PARVEEN KAUR

trials and tribulations of a


WOMAN


who has served the family

her man and her children

his parents and his siblings

her parents

her siblings

for sixty years

in return for food and shelter

status and security

yet unpaid labour

women sit at home

and eat

doing nothing

are not bringing in any cash

is the verdict!

she is of no use to anybody

they feel they owe

her nothing

she is stricken with

terminal illness

no one is there for her

she is useless

she is worthless

sooner she departs

the better

lift her from this earth

take her away

her suffering is unbearable

sooner she departs the better

her children pray

her husband prays

she laughs

at her folly

for creating such progeny

for nurturing such a man

is the whole world like that!

she wonders

do not cry

she tells herself

be happy

you were of service

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