Ramu runs away from his home,
loiters and aimlessly roams.
He sits on a mound
wishes not to be found.
he lies there offended.
The stars seem to giggle
while he uneasily wriggles.
Why did he run? anybody’s question.
Is it for fun? No, for a reason.
Parental pressure drove him to the extremes.
He left home unable to pursue his dream.
Art and literature are his callings.
His father compels him to do engineering.
He runs away leaving the house in despair.
An issue that has to be shared.
How many children end up this way?
I am unable to say.
The compulsion turns into a casualty.
The parents fail to realise the eventuality.