The Adopted One

I am an orphan

Or am I ?

I have my parents

My adopted parents


I am the adopted one

I have everything

That a child should have

My (known) parents see to it

That I do not

Lack anything

I am the blessed one

Or am I ?

Something disturbing

Lurks in my mind

Who were my real parents ?

Have they died

Leaving me alone,

Orphaned ?

Or they abandoned me ?

If yes ?

Then why ?

What would have happened,

Had I not been adopted ?

Would I be on road ?

Would I be starving ?

Oh! What nonsense I am thinking !

We should not count the teeth

Of the gift horse

God has gifted me new parents

What more do I want ?

Thank you God !

                                                ~ Sudha Dixit


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