“Ring a ring rose, pocket
full of posses….”
“Rosy Madam is calling you”
And Rosy went
running to the office room. The rest of the children knew
that she was not going to any longer live with them in that
orphanage. It happened at least once in a month. Stella watched
it every time and wondered and wished that she should be adopted
by a very rich family and that they should buy her ice creams
everyday and take her out in an ac car.
Rosy, came running with her adopted parents and introduced
all her friends to them. The next day she walked off with
them. Every child in that orphanage wished that next turn
should be theirs. Though the life in the orphanage was so
bad, all of them enjoyed each other’s company and they loved
each other as good friends.
After few months it
was Stella’s turn. When she was called to the office room, she saw
a lady and a man sitting in the room with the Mother Superior. “Stella
they would like to adopt you, will you go with them?” asked Mother
Superior. Stella saw the lady, she was dressed in fine clothes and
jewelry, and she also remembered the car, which was parked outside
the office room. She knew that her dream had come true. She quickly
nodded her head in agreement to go with them.
All of them laughed seeing her nod. “Then you can come tomorrow
and finish the adoption formalities and take her with you”. Stella
was so proud that she wanted to take them to her friends to introduce.
But she never did as she thought that it would hurt her other friends’
feelings. She walked back and continued to play her game.
“Stella, are you also going to leave us?”
“Yes, I will be leaving tomorrow.” And she cried, while the rest
of them joined her.
The next day she waved off to her dear friends whom she knew from
the time she was born. She was taken to a bungalow in an AC car.
She thought that her dreams were coming true and she quickly said
a prayer to God. She had a room for herself, which had a lot of
toys. The room even had a refrigerator which had ice creams in it.
Her adopted mother came to her and said, “All these things are for
you, have fun enjoy yourself.” She ate all the ice cream in the
fridge and slept on a bed which she needn’t share with anyone.”
She thought that this is the life that she wanted. Her parents admitted
her in a school, she was dropped everyday to the school by that
ac car and the car also picked her back home. But her dreams started
to fade soon. Both her mother and father were working in huge MNCs
and soon she realized that they had no time for her.
She had a huge dining table with lot of dishes on it, but she had
no company to eat. She had a cupboard full of dresses but when she
wore it there was none to admire. She thought of her life back in
the orphanage. She didn’t have many things to eat but she enjoyed
her food with her friends. She used to wear the ill fitting dresses
that people donated to the orphanage, but still when she wore there
were people to admire it. Today in spite of her living in all riches,
the drudgery poor life that she lived seemed much better to her.
She released that she needed only parents, who can spend time with
her and not riches and room full of ice creams and toys. The next
day she asked the driver to drop her in the orphanage and she told
the driver, “If my adopted parents find that I am missing in their
rich house, let them know that I will never come back to that house”
and she walked away to her better abode.
Leena Bose, I am a creative writer. I have a triple
masters in Literature and Mass communication. I love to write and
I started writing at the age of 16. I am a freelancer for Women's
Era, a Times group magazine. I love challenges in life and also
my profession. I am a go-getter and believe in teamwork rather than
be a one women army.