Love Child

she pushed out
all the taunts
jeers and sneers
the ignominy
disgrace, loss of face
the discomfort
pain and strain
the tears
hidden, forbidden
the lonely aches
isolation and derision

fists clenched
teeth drawing blood
she finally pushed out
a bloody bundle
of shame

love child
or
bastard?

Elizabeth Kuriakose

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About Elizabeth Kuriakose

A hectic career as a banker and looking after family kept me busy for ages. Quit my job to look after family. Once the children were old enough to take care of themselves, I discovered my love for writing in late 2014. Words in poetry or prose have been my constant companion thence on.

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