Friday, June 25, 2010
I didn’t know how I could write
about the plight of a woman
whose FD’s got eaten
by bunch of white ants
She hid them away from the family members
burying it deep inside her wooden cupboard
Not checking for years,
smiling secretly about the travels
she would take when the FDs matured
And when the time came,
she looked deep into her cupboard
and found the white dust
Of FDs with numbers chewed away.
Did the white ants know
the value of money written on the paper?
Did they know it fetched a price?
It powdered the serial numbers in row,
chewing away the dreams of that poor woman
Ah! Someone please arrest that bunch of white ant!!
*FD - Fixed deposits
Inpired to write this poem after I read THIS