Pulled and torn by the strains of life and living
My sons ask me
"Why did you give birth to us ?"
And I do not possess an answer to this
That even my father did not ask me before giving birth to me,
Nor my father asked his father before producing him
Nor my grandfather did ask his father before bringing him.
The trials and tribulations of life and living
Were there before
And are there now too, perhaps more
And shall be there tomorrow, even greater.
Why don't you make a new beginning, a new thinking,
Ask your sons before giving birth to them !
(c) Written by Bachchan Sr. (given to AB 50 years ago!)