The ‘haves’ and the ‘have-nots’

Some are born with a silver spoon,
others not even grey,
Some are born with a right to live,
Others can only pray.

They wait for their bundle of joy

   with nervous anticipation,

While They can’t help

but think of it as another burden.

They buy toys and dresses

 even before it leaves the womb,

while They can only think of

finding it space in their 10X10 bedroom.

They decide the date of its arrival

so it can have a lucky birthday,

while all they hope for is that

it survives its first birthday.

They take leave to care for it,

protect it with all things gentle and mild,

They, of course can’t afford the same

so they leave it under the care of their elder child.

They spend months trying to figure out

a unique name for their little one,

while for them, its just a chore

that needs to be done.

They go all out to ensure

their child is taught good morals,

For them,

everyday is a fight to earn

a piece of morsel.

Some are born with a silver spoon,

others not even grey,

Some are born with the right to live,

others can only pray.

haves- privileged class
have-nots-  poor people
morsel- a bit of food

© copyright 2013

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About Apurva

Unabashed introvert, closet extrovert with artistic female obsession, hormonal male obsession, a penchant for wit and humour, crazy belly dancer, emotional fool, yet sober and boisterous kid lover, is running away with treasures and secrets from the darkest corners of her mind. Kindly catch her if you can and send her to love's eternal prison

Posted on March 12, 2013, in satire and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. A very sad reality that only serves to expose the inherent flaw of any system based on money, the whole concept of money is anti-human. Fantastic poem!

  2. Thanx a lott!! love ur blog too!

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