You took her out to the Cosy restaurant for dinner, I was vociferous in my appeal, For you as a sinner. Social taboos should never erect A wall between us, Otherwise our relationship Will take a turn for the disastrous, My catty instincts Were aroused by your- Blast of voice If only I could have told myself Never mind, it’s his choice. The norm of the day is Follow a strict diet A pound here or there will not A tremendous impact Make on the weight Live and let live, Take and learn to give. The writer is the author of ‘Short Stories for Adults’ and ‘Harmony’. She can be reached at email@example.com Published in Daily Times, November 30th 2017.