The heart gives birth to a man
(Based on a story in Malai Malar, Tamil news paper)
It was dark night in the suburbs of chennai,
One empty taxi was coming with great speed on the road,
A middle aged lady frantically waved and stopped the taxi,
And said to the taxi driver “Brother I need to go to hospital”
The taxi driver vigorously shook his head to say no,
And said, “I am hungry ,I have to h go home , take food and sleep,”
The lady fell at his feet on the bare dry earth and pleaded,
“My daughter has labour pain, Please do not say no.”
The Taxi driver thought a while and said , “Would you give me ,
Five hundred rupees?” and the lady said , “anything you ask, even thousand.”
The lady and her daughter got in to the taxi and started moving fast,
And the daughter was shrieking in severe God given pain.
Unfortunately they had to cross a railway level crossing.
And the taxi was forcibly made to wait ten minutes there,
And in the pitch darkness, the shriek of the pain of the daughter,
Made the eyes of the taxi driver full with tears.
They reached the hospital, girl was rushed in side ,
And after some time her shriek subsided and they heard an infant cry,
And the doctor came and told the lady , she had a grand son,
And with beaming face filled with joy , the lady gave the driver five hundred.
He said “no” and refused the money and told ,
“Now only I realize the pain my mother underwent ,
To give birth to me” and he immediately phoned.
And asked “Is it the old age home “ and they said yes.
“Sorry madam to call you this late , A few days back ,
I admitted a lady in your home saying she is an orphan,
She is not an orphan but my own mother .
I would come tomorrow morning to her bring her back.”
Only when one really is pregnant with the real truth ,
The truth would shock him to the core ,
And he would be shrieking in pain to deliver,
And his heart would give birth to a man.