Lilliputian Pieces

Lilliputian Pieces

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War

We have won! We have won!

The lady inside heard the shouts echoing outside.

She didn't know whether to shed tears of joy or lament her fate.

Her brother had been fighting on one front, her husband on another. Whichever 'side' had won, didn't matter, she was lost...The war had torn her apart...forever...

 

Life

The silence after the train crash was deafening!

Not even the sound of a breath could be heard...suddenly a shrill cry reverberated in the atmosphere, penetrating the stillness.

A newborn's cry!

Somewhere around the dying humanity, a life had given birth to a life...

 

Freedom

The divorce is granted

Both of them heard the words...

Both of them got their freedom...

The only difference was...

One of them longed for it and one of them dreaded it...

For one it meant celebration, and for the other lamentation...

Freedom is a two-sided coin then...

Can be holy and can be evil!

Can become wings of angel and can become weapon of devil!

 

Luck

Lucky Gal

He was cooking on Sunday...'you are a lucky gal' she heard her ma-in-law exclaim...

She cooked Everyday...'you are a lucky guy' never had she heard her ma-in-law exclaim...

 

His Side

Before 30

He came...

He saw...

He conquered...

Luck was by his side!

At 30

He lost all

Death was by his side!

 

Heir-to-the-throne

The king divorced the love of his life...she couldn't give him a male child...

He married again...

As luck would have it!

Heir-to-the-throne was born the same day the king was dethroned!

 

Coincindence

Match

He wanted to catch the match...

Bike refused to shift, he cursed to the hilt...

Desolated he turned on tv...

Match had been cancelled, coincidently!

 

It was the one

He had a party to attend to...

She had a conference o attend...

He wanted her to join the party...

She did not want to join the party...

Later she learned that she was close to where he was...

To please him, she decided to surprise him!

She reached grinning...

She watched grimacing...

Her 'hero' was slumped against the wall, stoned & sloshed!

She was flabbergasted, then a happy thought flashed in her mind...

She had reached, according to clock, simply not on time...

She had reached, according to life, simply on time...

Though it was a coincidence that she came.

But it was the one, the life saving one

 

Books

How about a solitaire? He asked.

How about some books? She replied.

He - You sure?

She - My best friends forever...

 

Lovers

Lover A:  My parents said that if you love me you will convert to my religion...I feel the same...

Lover B: Interestingly, my parents said the same thing! However, I do not feel like that...

Lover A: I cannot do that...I my parents will be devastated...I cannot hurt my parents... 

Lover B: Right you are... don’t do it then...

Lover A...So you will convert?

Lover B: I also cannot, my parent will be hurt too...plus let’s not pressurize each other to convert...let us be...

Lover A: Look, I will not marry you unless, you convert...

Lover B: Fine...But how can you expect me to hurt my parents when you yourself are not willing to hurt yours...

See, we can marry as it is...we follow our respective religions and respect each other's...

Lover A: This is not possible...You will have to convert... My religion is supreme and is everything to me...

Lover B: So be it, but I am sorry, I cannot...Your religion might be better but my religion is important to me...

Lover A: You don't love me...

Lover B: Do, you love me?

 

Breaking Free

Adoption

'We would like to adopt a male child' I was told, earnestly.

'But you already have two lovely daughters' I replied, smilingly.

'Yes, but we would like to have an heir to our fortune'! , A little uncomfortable...They were.

'Why can't your daughters be your heirs'?  A little puzzled...I was.

I did not get any answer, only a sheepish smile...

I tried to speak, to make a speech; instead, I just got immensely sad...

They seemed educated, were rich, well mannered...the list continues...

They knew what all there is to know about girls...

The crux here is…they did not need a talk from me or from any one on the matter.

However, I spoke and made a speech in vain!

Their decision was made!

Sighing, I took out the adoption form, from inside the drawer and placed it silently on the table. While waiting for them to fill it up I looked at them and wondered...

Birth of a girl... Why it is still bemoaned?

Is it fair to take away her right and hand it over to the boy!

By all means, adopt a child...but why discriminate...

So on and so forth...

There are many questions, I don't think I get any answers…but I will continue raising them...

Sounds cliche'd, but while we like to show that we have progressive living standards, our thoughts are still regressive...

Do not we need to shed such inhibitions and break free from the shackles that bind us?

Expectations will never end

I tried my best, they were not satisfied. I climbed up and up but could not reach the pedestal set up by them. 

I did not want to let go as I was worried about the whiplash from the society.

I carried on and then suddenly realized that they would never accept me as me. Had they valued me they would have done so sooner.

Their expectations would never end nor would my toil. 

It is then that I broke free, letting go of the fickle ties that held me. Free from the never ceasing critics...

Finally, I am at peace with myself.

 

Motherhood

She checked the strip thrice...

YES!

What was it?

A Mercy or A Miracle!

Whatever it was... it had made her happy, surprisingly happy...

She had always wanted to be childfree...

Yet, the thought of motherhood was ecstatic!

 

Wings to Fly

She was stuck in that high paying 24x7 culture. Yes, life style was good but she was frustrated. 

She started to write to vent out her feelings and felt relieved and relaxed. So much so, that she took the risk and left her job.

Today she is free in her literary world. Yes the pay is low but her life style is better. 

She is nobody's boss.

Nobody is her boss.

She has the freedom to create a world of her choice...even if it is only utopic

Atleast, she feels, her words give happiness when earlier they mostly gave grief.

She can feel sun, she can reach moon, she can touch stars.

She has got wings to fly away from the mundane life she used to live and to a dream life she never knew existed.

 


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