A Promise To My Daughter
by Moumita Bhaumik
(Kolkata, West Bengal, India)
I brought you in earth with my choice.
Destined to update you
with all the colours of the world.
Thought to present you the forest trees
where the unicorn is free.
But I forgot the mysterious world
where the trees turn ghosts,
slaughters the unicorn.
you are mine.
I will not let any dark to monarchize.
I will take you in my womb once more.
So that your dreaming soul finds the permanent home.
My beautiful girl,
sleep in warmth inside me.
In your emerald dream,
I will bring to you the fantasies
of fragrant petals of the colourful world.
I will make the unicorn free,
to play with you in the forest trees.