A Day Or Two Ago.

theru koothuA day or two ago

heard a story of long ago

when men used to work manually

with no electricity to help them

and no other gadgets to assist them.

getting up early in the morn

walked to the place of work

with meals wrapped in leaves

toiled the whole day

and had complete rest  in the evening

with no other distractions

except the weekly fair

and the street dramas enacted

then and there with  songs

without any  orchestra

only the drum and the conch

that lent the beats

They were healthy and robust

eating all natural food mostly raw

vegetables  fresh from the farm

supplemented by fruits and grains .

Their life was easy and lovely

and they did live long

passing at the right age

as no medical facilities prevailed

facilitating a prolong and an extension

perhaps it was an intentional

giving  way to the next generation


To The Progeny

SpoonSettling the accounts was never her forte.
Settling bills too escaped her attention.
Liking to buy things when she wants
whether needed or not was not her look out.
she bought not one or two
but purchased in scores
telling herself that she is collecting them
so as the next generation or the next-next generation
would find it useful and precious.
So saying she had a volume of gold in kilograms
and silver too double that of gold
with the treasure of diamonds
all not kept in lockers but in her wardrobe
lying there uncared as though they were not of value.
The bills were paid by her staff deputed by her husband
and on she went with her shopping spree.
Well, now with the gold price shooting up
and the silver and diamond equally getting above
she would pass on to her generations
enormous wealth all which could be carried in hand
Truly, she is a farsighted lady bestowed with financial planning.