Dr Nunglekpam Premi Devi
Walking through such a pain, I know not life’s about;
I cried and cried for nothing, lying upon her bosom;
She tried pushing me out, out into this worldly pain;
My first ever pain “aang ngaa, aang ngaa ” too thrilling;
I remembered not how hard ‘he’ better hit me;
Forcing me to gain ‘pains’, those pains of happiness;
Cutting and caring that umbilical cord of mine;
What a sigh! My ‘mother’ so relieving and promoting;
Those laughers and those talks, still lingering;
I cried and cried even when I am hungry
I knew not, she’s trying, trying so much;
Consoling and patting, patting on my body;
She watches me upon, day and night so everlasting;
Guarding upon my lines, I see life’s so tangy;
Life’s too patty, don’t and dos, too many;
Choices! Never an easy option, those pains;
Piercing and cutting; falling down and hitting;
Don’t go there; don’t jump; sleep, go and sleep;
Doesn’t matter, how I feel like, how I dealt with;
‘Blame me for unnecessary count’ am I?
‘Blame me for useless presence’ am I?
‘Blame me for extra surviving’ am I?
‘Blame me for how lazy I at work’ am I?
‘Blame me for how stupidity and silliness’ am I?
I knew not, life’s too painful, life’s so harsh;
Twisting and turning; sit here and stand up;
Calculating and reckoning; walk faster and walk in front;
I never reckon happiness would suffice enough;
Love and hatred; living and death;
Disease and infections; Famine and floods;
Cancer and AIDS;
Fever and Diabetics;
Rape and murder;
Abortion and Flushing out;
Gun and drugs; women and weapons;
Corruptions and laws; Sickness and headaches;
Marriage and divorce; Delivery and motherhood;
Young and old; affairs and extra affairs;
All matter of purpose, it’s too harsh overcoming those;
Life’s a misery, it’s painful.
William Gurumayum, Sub-Editor of Imphal Times is a resident of Sagolband Salam Leikai. He has been with Imphal Times since beginning. A avid adventure lover, writes mostly travelogue.
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