Day 18: First time you were disappointed
I am my parents’ first disappointment
my birth left all their plans in complete disarray
that disappointment seeped deep into my soul
and from birth I have remained steeped in it!
None of my achievements
nor my accomplishments
could erode their despondency
the hurt and accusation in their eyes
blamed me for my chromosomes!
Disappointment corroded my innards
my tear dampened heart aggravated matters
my rusty, creaky, broken soul could not be fixed
and life seemed such a burden!
But I am a hardy one;
somehow bloomed despite the thorns
forsook my jittery ways
to embrace life-affirming ones
so when love came a knocking
I welcomed it with open arms!
Now having passed my dna to a cherub of angelic smiles
who is the ruler of my Kintsugi heart
I have got over my parents’ disappointment
by giving birth to an adorable, prayed for daughter!
(Written for OctPoWriMo)
This is not about me. But it is a sad reality for many a girl child in India. My disappointments seemed very trivial compared to the tribulations they face!