Ramu Runs Away


Ramu runs away from his home,
loiters and  aimlessly roams.
He sits  on a mound
wishes not to be found.

Night descends
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.

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