by Dr M C Gupta
Once cheated, a woman braces herself.
|AND I COILED UP INSIDE
He met and praised me to the sky,
He promised me the moon.
He ravished me and went away,
Saying he would come soon.
I waited for him night and day,
My time I did abide.
But his seed grew and showed outside,
And I coiled up inside.
How soon he meant, I do not know,
I know but only this,
I never saw him again and
Now only this I wish:
That he may now never come back
And cast his vile shadow
On him who was born of his seed.
Him I just can’t let go.
* Written in abcb, 8-6-8-6 format.
* Written initially as entry 474057 in WOMEN'S AND GENDER ISSUES, "Invalid Item" . Posted as the present static item on 20 July 2008.
M C Gupta
9 December 2006