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Sons cannot be uprooted
and elsewhere replanted
old parents need care
Their presence
is of essence
the ‘wise’ have decreed

What about daughters
pulled out
roots cut
replanted without thought
Who cares for orphaned parents
in their absence

The ‘wise’ have an answer
for what’s unjust:
‘Pointless, this argument
men matter, women don’t
so say everyone
even the court!’

©Shail Mohan 2016

Daily Prompt: Argument

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