You put your heads together about the affairs of the contemporary world outside But it's only me who hears the tears of an old mother, hears those unspoken desires of a housewife's sacrifices; From the unslept snores of a diligent emlpoyee to the snoozing of alarm by a lazy lad, I listen to those mid night calls of a sweet-sixteen when everyone around is dreaming, eyes closed; Rats fighting for a piece of pork to the whine of a hungry cat, I do hear the irony of the neighbours' words when the snacks were getting arranged, and their changing tone when the host arrives. I have a family too but unlike yours, comprising- an elderly door, two open-minded windows, a punctual clock and an alluring portrait. I have witnessed your pains, your smiles, your mistakes; without any opinions, any demands or complaints. Swayed by my nature, i keep all these within me and by your nature, you distrust me saying- "Shh! The walls have ears too."
Ig handle: _kashveeta_