A Poem by Onku Ghosh

Who ever becomes a mother-in-law, behaves like a mother-in-law.......forgetting her own humiliation in the past.

Starry-eyed, as a demure bride,
Resplendent in jewels,
Into his house you came-
Hoping his mother would be yours.

Stripped off your jewels,
Your honour,not spared
To an article you were reduced.
Shattered o smithereens-
Lay all your dreams.

Years have gone by-
A daughter (in-law)awaits acceptance.
Beseeching  a tender word,
A gesture of love.

You curse her,
In unthinkable ways humiliate her.
Hanker after her father's wealth .
Forgetting those yesteryears ?
Or, is it vengeance mother-in-law?????

© 2013 Onku Ghosh

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Great work. Love your meaningful rhymes that indicates torture of women by her own kind.

Posted 1 Year Ago

This is so true. Revenge on the spare you got? like "Aha! now this is my chance!"
Very well written. People shouldn't make others feel, the way themselves don't wish to.

Posted 5 Years Ago

"Is it Vengeance mother-in-law?"
these lines are so true...many a times the mother in law is actually taking vengeance...
how more beautiful would the world have been if people could forget their pains.

Posted 6 Years Ago

The poem speaks of very delicate emotion and in many households such is the relationship between a MIL and DIL.
But if both the persons respect and care for each other all will be well, though some people refuse to change.

Posted 7 Years Ago

You have seriously written about my mother in law and written so well i must add.This is the relity for so many women.Thank you for penning and sharing:)

Posted 7 Years Ago

Understand this one.. I had (have) the mother in law from hell.. Good to say here what you cannot say there.. Keep penning .. shallimarRose

Posted 8 Years Ago

wow, very strong message here...what goes around comes around..

and often we forget the tortures and humiliation we have been put through...

yet we do it to others...and also i see love trying to break through here, when wealth overrides it.

nicely done.

Posted 8 Years Ago

I have heard about tenuous mother in law/daughter in law relationships. I cannot imagine. My own MIL and I get along so well. When it goes bad, the whole family suffers. Angi~

Posted 8 Years Ago

A quality poem with a very relevant and pertinent message, it's a reality for many ! Prejudice is not a healthy attribute !

Posted 8 Years Ago

Love the story you tell here, of the daughter in law who just doesn't get accepted by her mother in law.
Heartfelt and well put :)

Posted 8 Years Ago

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17 Reviews
Added on August 13, 2013
Last Updated on August 13, 2013
Tags: Starry, shattered, vengeance


Onku Ghosh
Onku Ghosh

Kolkata, West Bengal, India

I am a homemaker interested in writing poems, painting, coking, gardening, travelling and surfing the internet more..


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