Tuesday 1 September 2015

Poetry 2015, Longlist Hema Ravi

Care Givers Tale

Got to be in form at all times
Perform to a T as do chimes
No Labour Laws to fight her case
Care penalty that punishes.
Child-rearing, hers primarily
Not by choice ordinarily
Career gone- out of race
Care penalty that punishes.
Will she give it up at least once?
Oh no! They’re the pride of my eyes...
Her will power–tough as a mace
Care penalty that punishes.
Tight-rope walks as she dons new hats
wrestling and tumbling, calls for mats
into sunset; again the ‘chase’
Care penalty that punishes…

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