An Adult Orphan’s Cry

    Was it really so necessary,
    For you both to get married;
    Was it so obligatory,
    For you to divorce and separate;
    Was it damn compulsory,
    For you to get me born;
    Was it really really required,
    For you to leave me all alone.

    Your bitter memories of togetherness,
    Haunts the bachelor boy in me;
    Your fuming anger for each other,
    Would scare me forever;
    Ooh! And the Lover in me is dead,
    Already murdered.
    Was a compromise impossible?
    Never ever, after all;
    Your ego and principles had to stand tall.
    Did anyone from you,
    Ever try wearing my shoe;
    To see how the World looks like,
    For an unfortunate single parent child.

    Ooh! Now after a decade and half,
    When you both are dead;
    Have departed so far,
    My words are my relieving sighs;
    An adult orphan’s cry.
    I sing my miseries,
    Write with my tears;
    Rhyme my fears,
    Until my last breath disappears.'
    A(a)kash has been a part of few anthologies and Poetry Festivals namely Efflorescence by Chennai Poetry Circle, Glomag by Glory Sasikala, The Virtual Reality (Sparrow Publishers), Guntur Int Poetry Fest and many more. He is also a proud member of Soul Scriber’s Society, Salem that curates Yercaud Poetry Festival every year.

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