By: Harjeet Singh
A lacerate soul for worldly gains
A queen, captive of earthly credits
And forgetting moral constraints
In the pursuit of profits.
She was Inclined to willful paths,
Despite king’s stricture she was bent
on sordid gain.
After heir she was ready
To break every moral chain.
A stargazer was invited of paramount fame.
And appeasing her with befitting words,
Beyond any doubt, you would mother a son,
But at the cost of one hundred alive goats’ burn.
Churchgoing man(king) retorted firmly.
No need of such creature,
On the behalf of colossal crime
‘Though you are object of my affections
But my consent in this case would never be won’.
Sobbing before king, she squatted down,
And uttered, being a woman not as a queen
‘I entreat you, let me live alive.’
But king circled back to his chamber with
For the sake of heir,
Queen secretly perpetrated huge crime
In a pen, one hundred alive creatures were
scorched with cries.
Right after certain spell,
A son came into existence
But God fearing man always uttered
How wicked man’s wicked advice
subdued Your carving, Your script,
I have been a participant,
I have been a member without any conribution.
‘You kept us just as our portion,
as regards our fate or karma,
Oh Lord! No justice in Your home.’
King became uncoupled growth from her affairs.
Being acutely churchly man never dared
to touch and caress the new born soul
His inwardness always shouted compressedly
‘No justice in Your home.’
When son became wise,
Proposal of ceremony was put and settled.
But theistic creature (king) even on the eve of
sacrament remained aside.
Queen visited his chamber and
began to weep.
‘Thine enmity is with mine,
My flower (son) never enjoyed father’s lap.
Cossetness is far-flung matter,
You never caressed tender soul’.
Between worldly bonds and spiritual norms he was torn.
With affirmative nod he set out
to accomplish worldly commitments
On the eve of wedlocks,
With shaky hands blessed the couple and
two arms hugged them tightly.
Now bride had been a member
Of new family and new territory
Some time later, home brimmed over with joys,
with the birth of grandsons and granddaughters,
Now sweet stammering voices began to utter
Grandpa and grandma and veneered past issues.
After some time, adolescent creatures evinced a desire
to journey grandmother’s home
A ship was readied,
And each and every one was set,
But king lagged by saying
Who would hold the reins
of kingdom in his absence?
What’s more he was not feeling well.
All ignored him and his excuses and departed happily.
King felt interested in watching them away
with constant gaze.
Yet ship was within sight,
It began to descend in the lap of halcyon waves.
Forthwith, everything sank before his open eyes,
Worldly man’s heart also sank
King of great power could do nothing
except converting open palms into clenched fists.
Now King and kingdom were alone
With shrill cries he hunkered down,
Now past forgotten issues began to dangle
before madid (wet) eyes,
Voice trembled as he was made to speak,
As words came from heaven
‘Justice in Your home’.