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Fossils and Saplings

In a country
where women for centuries
have been trained methodically
to accept men/women older than them
as sons/daughters
just because they married someone
old as their grandfather!
Till now, no one minds
when men pick up girls
as old as their daughter, grand-daughter
the society mostly does not cares,
or just sniggers and looks away!
look at the same society
when a man falls for a woman
who is five years older than him!
if they could
they will most probably
burn the woman in stake!
or atleast they all do their best
to remind the woman
that she is old enough to be his mother!
ah! time changes but corpses don’t!