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Half Brother

By- Dr Nunglekpam Premi Devi
Independent Scholar

Mother all hail! Moms are lovely;
Woman and woman; woman and her bitch;
She knows all how she feels ‘atombi ema’
Wealth and power; money and love;
Cars and drugs; fancy and her language;
Brother and half brother; ema and ematon;
Oh! What a starry house, a family with emotions;
Feelings so different, likes and dislikes;
Adjustment and arguments; love and affairs;
His father and his mother and his others;
Sweetening and sharpening, all with instructions;
‘Your share smaller’ ‘his share is good’
Don’t talk and don’t share’ ‘eat alone and all yours’
Fusion and planning; he isn’t help correctly;
O mother! You aren’t a good teacher so sick;
No regularities taught; no manners shared with;
You show lights upon Grudging and greedy;
All’s well and all’s good bet on his own way.

His name isn’t that important to ‘name’,
His presence isn’t that encouraging holding on;
Seems like he’s busy like a humming bee;
Seems like he’s cool for a day, month and year;
Like a volcano, he boils and breaks through;
Half a brother; half a son and half a member;
All the discussions he knows without delay;
All the issues he knocks at the family door,
Aren’t that necessary to others, just a bet;
He prefers attending ‘attentions’ more of his needs;
He loves exaggerating more shares of his own;
He adores ‘silent’, his moody face a language;
Soft hearten insidious; tougher to his iron feelings;
One hell to believe; happy be a conquer;
All’s well and all’s good bet on his own way.

He’s the mom’s hero; he’s his own man tougher;
Guiding his will misleading, all mess up;
Teaching his life’s lessons all immoral;
No manners are culture; no habits are so deck well;
He calls no good ‘names’; he addresses none;
Fueling up all himself; hatred he understands all;
His women all his strength; his mother his sister;
Like a shining star; he whispers and he demands;
‘Good food, clean clothes, nice room’
‘Paddy fields, homestead, shared money’
‘Attention, First place in the house, more education’;
He cries his words are listening so closely;
He’s delousing with jealously ‘big brother’;
No words being heard arguments by arguments;
His feeling be numb addressing ‘eteima’
 His egos so high neglecting addressing ‘Tamo’
All’s well and all’s good bet on his own way.

Rinku Khumukcham

Rinku Khumukcham, Editor of Imphal Times has more than 15+ years in the field of Journalism. A seasoned editor, was a former editor of ISTV News. He resides in Keishamthong Elangbam Leikai, with his wife and parents. Rinku can be contacted at [email protected] 

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