Contemporary Literary Review India | Print ISSN 2250-3366 | Online ISSN 2394-6075 | Impact Factor 8.1458 | Vol. 8, No. 4: CLRI November 2021

Dipanjana Bandyopadhyay

The Two Sisters

This is a tale of two sisters,

Separated by the wicked wicked world.

If you ever wanted to help them,

You would like to know how it all began.

There were two sisters, Time and Money,

Money being the younger and everyone’s honey.

Both had been granted with the boon of invisibility,

And were meant to serve the humanity.

But Money being frivolous, lost it to Death

Her boon, once on a bet.

Now visible to the mankind on Earth,

Time got worried about plight of her sister’s hearth.

Money being liked by all, was soon everyone’s delight,

And her popularity quickly soared high and high.

Gradually she found herself among the elites,

And far away from those whom she pitied.

Time rather remained ignored and unseen,

Even after being up close to each being,

Only to be heralded by the ones on their deathbeds.

So that they could live more with family and friends.

Money now felt lonely within cages of gold,

And wanted her sister Time like days of yore.

But they hardly ever got together,

As man only wanted the either,

And never both together.

Money now bereaved and unhappy,

Could not provide the elite's their merry.

Infuriated, the elite accused her for being so shady,

And some even branded her the meddler in their party.

Now that you have heard their story,

See if you can help them to live together for eternity.

dbDipanjana Bandyopadhyay is a scientist in making with budding artistry. She is a PhD student from IISc and writes poems as part of her hobby.

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