Theme: Elegiac

An Elegy to a Family House

by Dr. Ram Mehta
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Why should I remain a family house
If I am dilapidated, shattered and tattered
In this summer of old age.

Why should I remain a family house
If the house garden bears a barren look
Tearing away its leaves and flowers.

Why should I remain a family house
If the birds do not build their nests
Migrating to some other places.

Why should I remain a family house
If I don't have to wait for birds' return
In the lonely colorless evenings.

Why should I remain a family house
If the inhabitants are in the outhouses
Dangling like jaundiced curtains.

Why should I remain a family house
If I am not cheered by the chirping
And joyful songs of my little birds.

26-Feb-2006

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