On Rakshabandhan*

Dear brothers, I guess, like always, I will have to make the first move
I forgave mom on her deathbed for always coddling and favouring you two
I guess ’tis time to move on and forgive you two too!

Mind you, what you did was unforgivable and despicable
but over the years life has dealt unfair hand after unfair hand
you miserable dogs, I relent, I’ll no more grandstand!

Of late, my mind has been traversing the untrodden alleys of past
strangely, those happy, carefree childhood memories
are undimmed and undiminished by time’s vagaries

Dear brothers, I am sending you rakhi** after all these years
may you be bestowed with compassion, sensitivity and longevity
I couldn’t let go of this occasion to bless you with my magnanimity!

Written for Sadje’s wdys.

*Rakshabandhan will be celebrated on 11th August.

**Rakhi – sacred threads to be tied on the wrist.


52 thoughts on “On Rakshabandhan*

  1. This narrative poem really comes to life. I can hear the tone of the sister’s voice…a little condescending! Thanks for the link, I learned something new today.

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