Birthday

It was his birthday.
He woke up with empty stomach.
It was his birthday.
He saw his mother weeping in silence,
It was his birthday.
He went to school in his torn and dirty uniform. It was his birthday.
His teacher punished him bitterly.
It was his birthday.
The mid-day meal had stale chapati.
It was his birthday.
He got beaten by the class bully.
It was his birthday.
He went home bleeding.
It was his birthday.
He saw his drunk father sleeping.
It was his birthday.
His mother was out for work.
It was his birthday.
His brother was writhing in pain.
It was his birthday.
He finished his homework this time,
It was his birthday.
He went towards the restaurant.
It was his birthday.
He said no to his friends,

It was his birthday.
The customer shouted at him,
It was his birthday.
The owner slapped him hard.
It was his birthday.
The manager gave him left over food. It was his birthday.
His mother earned some money,
It was his birthday.
He ate the delicious food that night.
It was his birthday.
He was not hungry anymore,
After all. It was his birthday.

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