17 Apr 2016

The Promise



‘Appa, take me with you’, I begged.
Promised to come back soon, he dropped me off
at the house where the other girls lived.
Sometimes, I did miss him.
Mostly, I had no time.
Work kept me busy, day and night.
Still, I waited with hope.
Men come and men go,
But he never did.



33 comments:

  1. Hope it's only beginning....

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  2. Sad, isn't it, when people one cares about don't keep their word. This breaks my heart.

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  3. Those so close to us who break our hearts leave an imprint that remains.

    Donna@LivingFromHappiness

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  4. If a vow like this is broken, it breaks our trust... so sad.

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  5. Heart warming fiction... And hope he returns one day.

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  6. So sad, a little girl waiting for one who does not return..........

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  7. Sad that he left her where most fathers won't.
    Hope no girl has to suffer such fate.
    Well narrated in a few words, Meera.

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  8. Sensitive issue. Good choice of pic.

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  9. oh my! that was just heart breaking

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  10. This one reduced me to tears..

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  11. One can't help but think of the foundation this broken promise lays in that little girl's mind about what to expect from men....so unfair!

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  12. semma....epdi venumnaalum artham pannikara maathri setup... pinrel pongo

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  13. Why have a child if people don't want to take responsibility is something I don't understand. Your poem created an impact.

    Destination Infinity

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  14. A poignant poetry than a fiction.

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  15. Whew. This punched me directly in the gut. In.The.Gut.

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  16. So sad and lonely she seems, some things work and life can't take away. I felt your words,,,

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  17. a powerful story, sad but truth for many

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  18. But why did he do that... Heart-wrenching!

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  19. This is heart-wrenching! I hope its just fiction :(

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  20. Aww. That's heart-wrenching! It's so sad when father's let down their daughters.

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  21. I'm overwhelmed. Thank you all for letting me know what you felt after reading this. Means a lot.

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