TODAY -

Twinging Turns of Life

Lunminthang Haokip *



Being single in restless youth was not good;
Being nestled, in haste led oneís couple-hood.
Free boy and shy girl turned man and woman;
Pleas and ploys of love-cry were now, but vain.
\Itís Godís plan that husband and wife mature
That odds that pan may wane and love secure.
ItĎs Godís gift that children were born healthy;
Itís manís crib that they areĎboresí not wealthy!
Apparent though oneís weakness in Science is;
A parent crows in sighs how Ďhopelessí child is!
For being Ďalive,í we should praise our Maker;
If not for breath of life, humans are but goners.
Fun filled family when children were growing;
Puns pealed by siblings drained parentsí weeping.
Sending first child to school;mom couldnít bear!
Bidding eldest to wed; dad wasnít far from tears.
Yet, time that fate spent played spoiler and healer;
Hurt prime bends to allay pain; shocker less matters.
Speaking own mind, offspring spring a surprise;
Clinging to own find, siblings wholeness surmise.
When dad retires from job, homeís struck by owe;
Oldhas to Ďre-tyreí when hopes are given a blow.
Still, every parent must thank good Lord of ages;
God healed laments and sank blots in foul stages.






* Poem written by Lunminthang Haokip for The Sangai Express
The writer is DC/DEO, CCPur and can be contacted at ltphai1972(AT)gmail(DOT)com
This poem was webcasted on July 11 2017.


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