Tears of regret

While making her bed,

she found the hidden stash.

Lifting the cover she peeked,

and stared at the culprit with dread.


He had cheated on her, again.

Gone back on his word,

broken his promise and trust,

caused her so much pain.


Livid, hurt and bewildered

she sat and stared at the thing.

How could he do this to me?

Head bowed, she wondered.


They had two kids to look after,

he had a lot of explaining to do.

How dare he bring it into the house?

Had he lost his mind?

She began to wonder.


The object under scrutiny,

was discussed at length.

and thrown out of the house,

by her, in utter disgust.


Rag-picker picked it from the bin

ate the bar in one bite,

gooey chocolate from the mouth

trickled down his grubby chin.


The empty chocolate wrapper,

fluttered in the wind.

Landed next to the banana peel,

and the orange rind.


The man of the house swore,

never to cheat on his diet again.

Steadfast he took his insulin shots,

in-spite of the dull pain.


By Sulekha Rawat





11 thoughts on “Cheated

  1. Hahaha… Sulekha… That was so nice and the suspense was well preserved! I thought well err.. curse my dirty mind!

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