- Dr P Malankot
“Vinu calling’’, my mobile phone rings
What’s the matter – I became anxious
‘’Daddy, Priya delivered a baby boy’’ -
My son-in-law informs very happily!
I could not believe what I heard
‘’You mean, a baby boy?’’, I did ask
Vinu repeated, ‘’yes Daady, baby boy’’
Oh, am I lucky this much, I asked myself
I forgot to congratulate him, instead
I told him that I am very very glad!
I have two sisters, and two daughters
And, my daughter has a daughter too
This granddaughter is my beloved Malu
Still, I wished for a grandson to me
My Daddy was worried that I don’t have a son
For performing religious rites after my death!
I now murmured to his soul in my mind,
“Don’t worry dad, I now have a grandson
As I wished and to fulfill your wish too!“
*On 5/2/2013, my daughter delivered a baby boy