Thursday, 16 February 2017

Uqdah ~ Stories From Urdu

(Urdu; Enigma/Puzzle) - 
(For new year budgets and an entire country sitting outside the 50L per annum bracket). 

No one's yet learnt how best to establish a relationship with money.
Not those who tried to make a lover of it.
Nor those who waved to it from across the street.
Though as non discriminatory as ageing; debts like wrinkles eventually made their home around every mouth.
Framing like parenthesis, blank spaces where smiles of childhood once stood.

And every time the skies darkened and fat droplets fell upon us,

"Look", my grandmother would gesture,
"even God's having a tough time with bills this month.

He's got cracks in his ceiling." (Watch the video here.)

1 comment:

  1. Time and again, Money proved to be a terrible lover.
    Mostly, the Dominant.
    And its so called lovers playing the Submissive.

    That said, a brilliant take.

    keep it going;)