A prophecy could it be
being one in a verse in the vernacular
be born as a washerwoman
if not you wash the clothes.
Baffled to hear this
she was amused for a while
got to know the meaning
being it a curse.
This not be the one and only
many such verses followed
could be of a taste bad
made the receiver sad.
A comment on a fruit juice
jolted her to the core
that beggars do not drink
yet they are sleek and smooth.
What a correlation it was
she stood bewildered
the glass of fruit juice
stared at her harsh.
Many did come from the loud mouthed
laden with anger and envy
curse she did her own son’s family
for reasons one knows not.
The one who was at the receiving end
was heart broken at the initial
became stoic in the course
turned a deaf ear to such foul words.
How long could one brook such audacity ?
could be for a day, a,month or a year
if it continues for years as seen in the case
one has to overthrow and walk over.
An inconsiderate and callous talk it was
carried throughout the years
finally an aversion and a detest blossomed
led to a hatred that could never be erased.