Number Five

Fifth one born, a girl
brings luck, wealth 
and so to say prosperity.
A belief hard to believe.

Fourth born if she is a girl
 will suffer like a dog
She will struggle. Still 
more harder to accept,

It so happens, I am the fourth
child of my parents, I ask my 
 mother ” Will I suffer? being the fourth
Mom negates my fear

saying, “actually you are fifth.
My first child got aborted 
due to natural causesYou are 
my fifth child.” 

I do not know why she brought 
in the aborted child.  Is it just 
to make me happy or is it 
the real truth.  I do not know. 

Fourth or fifth, I live like 
any ordinary woman, Not 
much to speak of either 


By meenas17

A lover of classical Carnatic music.
An avid reader, passionate writer, into stocks and investments for livelihood

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