Sunday, October 20, 2013

Adjustment

© Written by Tarang Sinha





Compromises and
Adjustment becomes obvious
When life takes grey shade


I was married now. Married to a man who was seventeen years older than me.  Father of two children.  I  didn’t know how my so called new life would be. Maybe my husband hasn’t forgotten his previous wife yet. I envisaged a hanging framed photo of his wife. What if children don’t accept me? I exhaled a labored sigh.  I will try to adjust.  Finally I looked at the photo of my parents, who left me alone many years back. Vision blurred. I knew it was my last day there.


Written for: Write Tribe (100 words on Saturday)
                   Haiku Heights
Shared @ Poets United




44 comments:

  1. :(
    Again, felt sad reading this.
    This could be a true story of so many girls.

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  2. This is an amazing take on the prompt.

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  3. The girl it seems has no option but to accept what is offered.

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  4. Wow, quite an awesome take on the prompt.

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  5. a sad read... you caught the feeling well in your words...

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  6. beautifully written!
    www.numerounity.com

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  7. saturated with sorrowful acceptance.

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  8. That's so sad and powerful :(
    You have written it well and captured the girl's feelings perfectly

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  9. A mixture of sadness of what is past and excitement for what the future holds are embodied in this post. Moving on to a new chapter in life it often hard and you captured those emotions brilliantly.

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  10. This was beautifully written Tarang... loved it. Could feel the pain through the words

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  11. Was the marriage by choice or arrangement. Either way I can see all those emotions weighing poignantly. I know many marriages between age mismatched couples and find them to be often very wonderful and successful so I didn't find this sad as so many of the others suggested.

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    1. No woman would choose to marry a man (17 years older) who was married before with kids. It's her circumstances and she is left with no choice.

      She may lead a nice life. I just tried to capture her emotions and her fears regarding this relationship...

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  12. A heart-tugging story and a beautiful complementary Haiku...Sometimes life starts to lose color before taking a bright turn..

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  13. And thats called a woman's life...
    Nice...

    Please follow the link to read mine...
    http://locomente.blogspot.in/2013/10/rainbows-adorned.html

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  14. And thats what a woman's life is all about...

    Please follow the link to read mine...
    http://locomente.blogspot.in/2013/10/rainbows-adorned.html

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  15. woman thy name is adjustment....but that's how it always is...sad but true

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  16. @ Satya & The little princess: Here I'm talking about some women. Circumstances leave them with no option:)

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  17. Both are heart-touching. Life swings in grey between black and white.

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  18. Life is a series of compromises...
    Nice take on the prompt

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  19. Tarang nice take on the prompt.. loved the imagery that suits the story :)

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  20. A nice touch and I like the back story you shared.
    Eliz

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