Thursday, February 23, 2017

The suffering of widow old lady in our neighbborhood...

Humans can be selfish beyond mention..
I remember this old widow in our neighborhood...
She was married to a landlord and had two daughters..
Unfortunately, her husband passed away young..
The greedy kith and kin of her husband's family grabbed her land and other properties within no time, thinking she had no sons..the wealth will ultimately go to other people...
In exchange of the lands, they agreed to give her meager yearly allowance of money and rise..
I had seen her misery..
While her tiny, dark, lone, corridor-like house was sandwiched by large , spacious, kid-filled houses of her husband's brothers....
I have visited her place a few times..no electricity....she would a simple meal by the evening and lit a kerosene-lamp...I wonder how her nights passed...
She lived on her own...for her daughters now married were housewives as well, and she is not welcome for more than months in their marital homes...

Her last days were particularly difficult...She was in her younger daughter's house..She got bed-ridden...even her lesions got worm-infected...
She died after long suffering..
I wonder, why destiny is particularly hash on some while it favors some..

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