An old widower talks to a young husband
(Again another emotional masterpiece in Tamil from a face book friend Unfortunately I did note the authors name.My acknowledgements to that Anon.)
1.Outside a department store,
A husband and wife had a tiff,
He sent her inside to shop,
And was sitting outside bored.
2.One old man who was watching all this,
Approached the young man and asked,
“younger brother, If you do not mind ,
Can I know the reason for your Quarrel.”
3.The young man replied “Nothing serious unclew,
She wanted me to come in and shop with her ,
And I felt tired and uncle , all ladies are like that.”
The old man smiled and told the young man.
4.“When my wife was alive , five months back,
I used to go to all places along with her always.
WE were of the same age and we were both teachers.
After we retired , we went on pilgrimage together.”
5.“We have three sons , all settled separately,
And we were living in our own home,
As per God’s will , my life had several health problems,
And she was weak and had to take several medicines.”
6.“It was me who looked after her most of the time,
But now she is no more there with me.
My days are long and nights are very lonely,
And if I see any thing of hers, tears rush to my eye.”
7.“I have her cell phone number but she would not reply,
If I whatsapp her, she would not read them ,
Once on the bed we used to lie down on both sides,
But now in the same bad , Only I am lying in the centre.”
8.“I go alone to the kitchen and cook some thing,
She is not there to cook tastey food for me,
To spend the the ever lasting time ,
I do go to the temple but without her.”
9.“So my younger brother , when they are there,
You have to love them more, you have to praise them,
I go to her burial ground and say to her ,
Without me You have gone, for preparing my coming there.”
10.With tears that old man told , “I would soon join her”,
Annd took leave of the young man ,
And the young man whose eyes were full,
Went inside the store to search his wife.
11.No one should ever think , after all she is my wife,
And so I can treat her in any way that I want,
And the wife should not think , he is my hubby,
Whatever I do he will tolerate
12.When we first meet a person , we say , “Good day”,
When we sneeze , we say “We are sorry sir “,
When we part we say, “nice meeting you sir”,
And also heartily wish him a good bye.
13.Does a husband respect his wife ,
Who was with him almost all her life,
Does the wife respect the needs,
Of Him who does not have a life without her?
14.When the wife spends lots of time and ,
Serves tastey food, does husband appreciate,
When the husband returns home after tiring work,
Does any wife tell him, “I missed you darling.”
15.If only all these happen in a home of a couple ,
Life would become sweet,
Only in a home with mutual undersatanding,
There is love and happiness.