Maid

Maid long poem

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My better half in life alias wife lay tired & fatigued
while toiling at the house chores for days & months

I could see her charm gradually dwindling
her anger terribly rising by leaps & bounds

I got worried and realised I should act soon or else
I would become a frightened rat chased by hungry Cat

Though my purse was tight to hire a maid servant
I pretended to be a dutiful husband & unwillingly agreed
to hire a maid to cheer up & make my wife feel , I do care

Getting a maid turned out to be as difficult a proposition
as fulfilling the never ending list of a woman’s wish

With great effort and pursuance I could hire a maid
for a monthly salary which she demanded & I conceded

With my monthly budget turning Topsy-turvy
I have to struggle to earn an extra income to keep
the family ship away from slipping & drowning

The arrival of maid turned out to be joy & merry
as the dutiful maid took charge of daily chores
and with precision and dedication turned our
life into world of fantasy and heavenly abode

With no work to do and lot of time to munch
the broom stick body of my wife began to bloat
to a size of a pumpkin while with over time work
and no time to munch I got reduced as a “Hardy”
like bulgy man to a “Laurel” like thin man

Our joyful life suddenly started getting dreadful

Hitherto for months the maid never skipped a single day
but suddenly she did not come to work for a couple of days
and unable to take the burden , we cursed her for making our day difficult

We did not give a thought to why this maid who never
missed coming to work single day for months has suddenly
not turned up for work, whether she is keeping fine
or whether any unforeseen problem is she facing…?

We did not realise the depth of pain and sufferings
she has to undergo doing our house as well
as many other house chores daily non stop

We did not realise how difficult it was for her to
wash clothes,clean utensils, sweep floors of so
many houses all alone while we find
it so difficult to do it for our own

We never realised that she was just a human and not
a machine to run on & on for days & months together

We thought we have brought her rights over
by paying paultry salary but never realised
the true value of her contribution to our well being

We frequented the temple to seek health and happiness
We didn’t realise that the God has blessed us and
he is with us in the form of that Maid taking care of our daily
strenuous work and giving us relief from pain & strain
and making our life happy and healthy

While in the temple we offered Doles to seek favour from HIM but we failed to realise that
HE in the farm of maid came to our house and helped us to get rid off our pain & strain and in
exchange took Doles in the form of salary

It is high time We understand the huge contribution a maid servant makes to our well being and we should strive to treat her with at most respect and dignity

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I am a retired Engineer from the Government of Karnataka and now 64 year old. post retirement I fancied to write in 3 languages namely English,Hindi and kannada. I have written several poems,short stories etc and have published two books namely ""Tri bhasha Kritigalu and Rampys vision on lifes mission and now it has become passion for me to continue writing. I have also developed several software computer programmes covering Technical,medical and general programmes
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