‘Is there a problem darling? ’
‘Just leave me alone mom! ’
She banged the door on her mom’s innocent blink
This was the home she wanted to run away from.
‘Look who’s here? ’
‘Oh! The Icky-Becky-Prickly-Stool! ’
She just wanted to run away. But where?
This was her nightmare, her school.
As the night fell, she ran away with a bag
Till she reached the station, she ran like stag
500km she came away from home
Now she really was alone.
She shared a house with an old woman
As a paying guest and got a job as packaging worker
Everyday she went to parties with a new man
Everyday she inched from her family further.
Realized she three years later
What a fool she was
Desire to go back was greater
As her parents must be sad, and she was the cause.
When she knocked, her father opened the door
‘Who are you? ’ he asked angrily
From sadness she fell on floor
But she was being treated fairly.
After he slammed the door shut
She went to their neighbor’s home
‘What are you doing here? ’ the neighbor burst
‘What is it with my dad, I was just thrown.’
‘So you don’t know? Your mother after you were gone
Died of shock and heart attack
Your dad was totally torn
Because love for family you lack.’
She sat down on the stairs
Her hand on her mouth is despair
She didn’t accept to be forgiven
For all the pain she had given.
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