Have you ever heard the tale of Aunty ji?
The one who loves hovering over people’s lives like a busy bee,
to extract juicy tales from each young flower –
she knows no rest – at your back, at all hours!
She’s the annoyingly boisterous social butterfly,
laden with jewelry on kitty-party nights.
She wants to know what you always do,
(so she can later gossip about what’s wrong with you).
Your exam results are all she cares about,
(only so she can compare them with her offspring’s – have no doubt!)
The clothes you wear are the object of her ardent affection –
“Oh how adorable!” in your face – but denounced behind (and of course, with expressions).
She’s incorrigibly loud and will shout out to you in busy streets –
anywhere you go, aunty ji you will definitely meet!
She’s well known in almost every beauty parlour;
she bathes in perfumes, (who needs a shower?)
Any event, any incident, she can blow up and fabricate;
she has this talent : out of thin air, a whirlwind of stories to create.
Who thrives best in drama and always survives in controversy?
The award goes to, none other than – drumroll – AUNTY JI!
© Isha Garg
Doodle by Isha Garg