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Caught in The World of Busyness

Caught in The World of  Busyness

written by: Chandrika R Krishnan


Cooking for one is a chore
Eating in silence chokes
Watching television turns a bore
After days of not stepping out.

Alone at home,
Awaiting your call
Your old mother spends
Many an hour and days.

Far away in the land of chrome and light
From the world of meetings and targets
A promise of a return call furthest from your mind….
You head for a beer with your teammates.

And then you look at your watch
Remembering the promised call
It is too late, you mutter
And sleep soundlessly in your bed.

Across the seas, your mother
Wakes up worried if all is well
As there is neither a message
Nor a return call.

Chandrika R Krishnan

Chandrika R Krishnan

Chandrika R Krishnan is a Bangalore-based, Indian writer and educationist and likes all things beginning with a ‘T’ - talking, teaching, tales and tea. Her 200-odd published articles, poems and stories are eclectic and mostly experiential and are published both in print and online media. She has had her work out in five anthologies with three more slated next few months.
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