Sunday, 9 June 2013

A Little Pandora Box

A Little Pandora Box

Love-child of ‘Innocence’ and ‘Forbearance’
Fleshed from misery, in the womb of trouble
Floated in a thin sac of watery misfortune
Ivy bore the unripe fruit in draped fortune
Breech birth made the lush carpel infertile
Destiny succumbed to her silver-stone skin
Melancholy and grim being her better half
Her voice—soft, laughter—a fading dream
Fondly named her, Miss Little Pandora Box
Locked to keep intact all the outside mirth
—Twinge inflections and resentment wait
Ready to engulf everything in to the chest
They kept its lid fixed—for years to come,
Till date—
Little Pandora Box turns sixteen today
She lost her parents on a somber Friday
On Saturday she met the prince of fate
Tying the bond of bliss, to avoid the late
He unlocks the box—playing endurance
A green eye bears the virtue of patience
Sleeping Amulet in the uterus of verve
Liberated from the prison of eternal pain
Clandestine efforts from an aphelion
Letting loose the envelope, to erase—
The name—Miss Little Pandora Box

***Breech birth—Breech births happen when the baby's buttocks or feet are positioned to be delivered first. Breech births occur approximately 1 out of every 25 births.

Amulet—A charm worn to ward off evil or to bring good fortune; talisman.

Love child—A child born to parents who are not married to each other.

Clandestine— Kept secret or done secretively.

Carpel—One of the structural units of a pistil, representing a modified, ovule-bearing leaf.

Ivy—A woody evergreen climbing plant, typically having shiny, dark green five-pointed leaves.

Aphelion—The aphelion is the point in the orbit of a planet or comet where it is farthest from the Sun.***


  1. wow what a tale...harrowing at particular the second half...turning 16 can change everything..a bit of freedom can enliven us or sink us...

  2. Love it!! Too good. I'm awestruck. :O