Butterflies from life’s garden 4

Books by Sharmishtha Basu





poem 4

A prince loved a charming princess
The princess was too scared to commit
The prince kept wooing her for long
Finally he lost his affection for her.

He mistook the innocent girl’s fear as vanity
And made up his mind to teach her humility
He won the faith and affection of his stable hand
Convinced him that the princess has tricked him!

Then he decked him up with the best garb,
Sent him to meet the princess who has never seen him,
He used the prince’s name as his own, they fell for each other,
The prince coaxed him to play with her heart.

But after a while the impostor realized he has sinned,
It was the prince who was trickster not the lady.
His conscience made his life a living hell,
He could neither flirt, woo nor could he…

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