The ‘haves’ and the ‘have-nots’
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,
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
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