Language: English after the Bangla (Bengali)
If I were only a little puppy,
not your baby, mother dear,
would you say "No" to me
if I tried to eat from your dish?
Would you drive me off, saying to me,
"Get away, you naughty little puppy?"
Then go, mother, go! I will never come to you
when you call me, and never let you feed me any more.
If I were only a little green parrot,
and not your baby, mother dear,
would you keep me chained lest I should fly away?
Would you shake your finger at me and say,
"What an ungrateful wretch of a bird!
It is gnawing at its chain day and night?"
Then, go, mother, go! I will run away into the woods;
I will never let you take me in your arms again.
Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]
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