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Theme: Parenthood

Children

Why is it
That we
Have
Children?

Is it the
Years of
Grooming
And social
Conditioning
That wants to
Make mothers
Of women and
Fathers of men?

Is it the woman’s
Way of proving
That she’s not
Barren?

Is it the man’s
Way of flaunting
That he’s virile
Enough to have
Children?

Why do we
Look with
Suspicious
Eyes -
At childless
Couples, as if
Something is
Terribly wrong
With them?

Even if they don’t
Want to, they have to
Produce children,
To avoid the
Stigma of being
Labelled as
“Infertile, Impotent
And Barren.”

Why does
Society
Dictate
Our choice
Of becoming
Parents?

My Advice:
Be mentally,
Physically and
Financially
Prepared
To have a
Baby,
As it’s not
A nine months’
Adventure, but
A lifetime responsibility.

Don’t just have a child
To please the whims and
Fancies of this biased society.

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21-Jan-2012

More By  :  Aparna Chatterjee

Views: 1366     Comments: 3

Comments on this Poem

Comment Your poetry really deserves to mark seven stars.This poem realises a big responsibility to those who have
to prepare themselves for new and first time parentship. A child always brings a lifelong and big responsibility after his or her birth.So they should consider that, Are they able to bring up a child well?
Your poem guides clear cut ideas and open the eyes
of forthcoming parents.Many many thanks to you,
for truthful and thought provoking views,Mam.

Nathmal Sharma
23-Apr-2014 12:01 PM

Comment Dear Kulbir, thanks for your rating. I too love your poems.

alwaysaparna
22-Jan-2012 04:07 AM

Comment 5*****

kulbirbhalla
21-Jan-2012 12:50 PM