This Mother’s Day

A glossy print ad seduced
The Kumars in Delhi very much:
Cooking range slim and smart
Comes free with mixer/grinder/juicer
Buy as a lovely gift for your dear Mother
On this Mother’s Day and please
Brighten her drab life up;
They literally got hooked
And went down to the gleaming showroom
And bought
The advertised wares with glee,
And said, Mama dear, here is your
Costly gift from all of us, your son’s big family,
They clapped and clicked, while thin widow beamed,
And thus cleverly enslaved Mother
An old rheumatic woman,
To the small smelly kitchen
For the remaining of her sad lonely life.

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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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