An Anguished Father
Happy he was
To be the rock,
Out of which flowed
Streams of their delight.
Now that age is no more on his side,
At home, he is lavishly criticized.
His jokes are no longer funny,
His talks are considered silly and despised.
Slowly, he returns home,
With his head bent down
Pondering his own plight --
With thankless kids around,
He feels eternally exiled.
Perhaps what The Bard* said was right:
“How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is
To have a thankless child!”
*The Bard: William Shakespeare. The quoted lines are from King Lear
Mr. Ashok Suri retired from Revenue Service, and is settled with his family in Mumbai. He loves to read and sometimes write. He tries to convey in simple words what he wants to say.
Mr. Ashok Suri did MA (English) from Kurukshetra University in Haryana. He retired from Revenue Service in Mumbai in 2014. He has a passion for reading and is particularly interested in reading biographies and poetry. He loves to write also, but he is not a published writer.
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