August 10, 2016 1 Comment
‘Josyam parkaliyo josyam,’ her booming voice
offered to foretell life’s many sorrows and joys.
Strongly vouched for by lawyer’s m’am –
his success rightly told before its time.
‘Why not this once? None will be wise about…’
– lady of the house all by herself thought,
Men battling at the court on the day of reckoning –
surely the end for them, their evil designs of usurping.
Them – would learn not to covet the house,
that lit a fire of greed difficult to douse.
Where it was sited, long ago, in town outer,
now in the midst of a bustling pricey center.
One married to a girl of city mayor,
held himself above laws of commoner.
So the woman was called in and asked what the stars said.
Mantras chanted, cowries rolled, eyes closed–
a smaller house is an inexorable destiny, she pronounced.
‘What came over me to ask?’ the lady regretted teary-eyed.
She was pulled out of swirling thoughts.
Men came in with raucous rejoicing and welcome sweets,
Finally, truth would prevail, she always knew. .
She must tell the lawyer’s wife…what a day, phew!
Outside the door, lay an envelope unopened yet
from the office of the mayor, the seal on its face said
Its contents –
About his initiative on congestion far gone
and plans to widen a road over their pretty lawn.
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