My aunt had a liking for me
always she spoke to me in glee
once she told me of her early life
that made me shudder in disbelief.
Her mother in law was rude
her husband was a dood
if not for her mother and father
she would have died long back rather.
Once her mother in law cried hoarsely
grabbed my aunt’s newborn savagely
threatened to chop the baby
into pieces. It might sound crazy.
My aunt stood brave and undisturbed
it is this stoicism that won her accolades
she thwarted all her in . law’s schemes
with prudence which became a great redeem.
So she lived all her days
fighting and surviving in a chase
she is her twilight days
a woman who demands a praise.