Unhappy Queen with a Porous Heart – Travail I

Queen of trees
Queen of Trees / Illustration by Lekha Murali/created on Sketchpad 3.7

Travail I

In the land of timelessness, atop tall spindly hills,
Lived the unhappy queen with a porous heart
A heart that retained no mirth, nor lingering happiness;

It is rumored, she was human once,
That she lived like any other modern woman –
Family, career and all
It is said that she ran away from all this,
‘Cause, she suffered from terrible sins. Continue reading “Unhappy Queen with a Porous Heart – Travail I”

The Unhappy Queen with a Porous Heart – Aggrievance II

Aggrievance II

There was something about her little niece,
That irked her from the start.

Was it her ever smiling face, or the lack of guile?
Was it the cheerful spirit or zest for life?
Was it a mother’s weak, selfish heart –
      that could not stand up to her narcissistic daughter’s
           wanton need for incessant attention?
Or was it because she constantly craved her daughter’s approval
      that she found it necessary to ingratiate with the one she engendered.

No matter the reasons; Continue reading “The Unhappy Queen with a Porous Heart – Aggrievance II”