• Vol. 07
  • Chapter 07

O Father!

O father! What came over you that night
that fateful night!
when you slipped away quietly to lead an ascetic life
did my mother's youthful allure
not make you hesitate
was my cherubic smile
not enough for you to stay back
why were those questions so important
that forsaking us became necessary
that wisdom you gained after renouncing the world
mother and I paid a heavy price for it.