A little princess

A poor home
loving parents
wealth of books
values great
working mom-dad
teaching kids of others
as their own;
their own—
a silent brooding prince and
shy princess in nostalgic mode—
their only true possession in a hostile universe,
future riding on the tiny tender shoulders of the
two kids;
dad dreaming of a better world for both
battling his own battles
hiding his tears from the two
heart full
waving goodbyes!
mum longing for everyone
still brave enough to wave
them off;
Life is like that.
and then
tearful re-unions.
Let us forge our destinies
in the crucible of change.
Live the present.
Future will follow—bright.
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About Sunil Sharma

Sunil Sharma is Mumbai-based senior academic, critic, literary editor and author with 22 published books: Seven collections of poetry; three of short fiction; one novel; a critical study of the novel, and, eight joint anthologies on prose, poetry and criticism, and, one joint poetry collection. He is a recipient of the UK-based Destiny Poets’ inaugural Poet of the Year award---2012. His poems were published in the prestigious UN project: Happiness: The Delight-Tree: An Anthology of Contemporary International Poetry, in the year 2015. Sunil edits the English section of the monthly bilingual journal Setu published from Pittsburgh, USA: For more details, please visit the website:

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