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Vijay Sai

Rookie - 8 Points (30 12 1975 / Trichy, South India)

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A Desperate Cry


God's creation
Blessed to be born in this world
We all may feel that's the truth
Until I read this-
An abandoned baby
Malnourished, hardly an year old
Famine struck
Skin and bone
No food to feed
No water to have
Stranded alone in barren land
Helpless eyes staring straight
Standing legs more like a bamboo stick
Cerebral neurons popping out
Veins struggling to carry weak blood
Oh God! Nothing more I can add…
My heart is not strong enough
To read the rest-
A vampire vulture
Sitting beside and
Looking eager to end its hunger!
I pray! Save these innocents!
Let this never happen again!

Submitted: Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Edited: Thursday, August 22, 2013

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  • Rookie - 291 Points Chris Zachariou (7/10/2014 6:56:00 AM)

    Another great poem from you that shocks the senses with its description of life for the very poor of this world. Living in a rich society I cannot help but have a feeling of guilt when I read such powerful words. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 291 Points Chris Zachariou (7/10/2014 6:54:00 AM)

    Another great poem from you that shocks the senses with its description of life for the very poor of this world. Living in a rich society I cannot help but have a feeling of guilt when I read such powerful words. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 10 Points Susmit Panda (6/20/2014 10:56:00 PM)

    Let there be a little optimism in your lyrics, like sweet stars in the night sky. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 50 Points Momodou Jarju (6/8/2014 8:22:00 AM)

    This a wonderful piece Sai, i love it. It so emotional and touching. It's also picturesque, keep on pushing the pen you are good. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 703 Points Eugene Levich (5/31/2014 7:55:00 AM)

    But it will happen again... and again... and again - probably forever. Why is life so brutal and unfair? An unanswerable question! But a very beautiful and thought-provoking poem! Thank you, Vijay! (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 5,547 Points * Sunprincess * (4/26/2014 2:38:00 PM)

    ........this sounds like a true story....sure it must be happening somewhere in someplace at this very moment....and actually this should never happen in the human family...thanks for writing this one...awareness is key to ending suffering.. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,567 Points Paul Sebastian (4/22/2014 2:54:00 AM)

    Thought provoking. You have a beautiful flair for writing poems. You are a blessing for many. Keep on writing! ! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,310 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (4/22/2014 1:43:00 AM)

    a poem pertaining the saddest thing that doesn't supposed to happen in a responsible world. The concern of the poet is expressed with anguish and sadness in perfect words and poem is good. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Rich Persoff (4/22/2014 12:47:00 AM)

    Not Cricket Safari - A Desperate Cry. This is not a comment about your heartfelt poem: I do understand your rage, pain, and grief. Sadly, we live in a world where there is not enough food, land, water, or work suited to people's abilities (e.g., though we need many teachers, not that many people have the qualities that would enable them to become good teachers) for everyone to lead a humane life. Even if everyone like you and me, with a little more, were to share to the point of impoverishing ourselves and our families, we would do no more than become another of the innocents. Even distributing the wealth of all the billionaires would only buy a few months' bread, and then the picture continues. As noted by others, poor societies which permit themselves the luxury of having children condemn themselves to destitution. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 10 Points Anubhav Gupta (4/22/2014 12:07:00 AM)

    a good work, the explanation was deep. and if ever we see such situation we ought to help them. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 541 Points Jasbir Chatterjee (4/21/2014 11:16:00 PM)

    Good poem...But crying helplessly while an abandoned baby is swallowed up by the vampires is of no use really to the society...We writers and poets ought to play a more active role... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 551 Points Cynthia Buhain-baello (4/21/2014 8:43:00 PM)

    Simple minds look at situations and ask Who's to blame? Average minds assess them and ask Why did this happen? While great minds weigh the conditions and say How can we solve it? The poem speaks of an abandoned baby and clearly there were two people who made this human being and one mother who deserted him. Having a child is a responsibility and cultures must realize they cannot just breed and leave them to nature. Poverty is a culture's mindset and a nation can only release itself from Poverty by changing its mindset and make the people WORK. Making children and then asking others to feed them is not the way. As writers I think we need to weigh facts and present them logically using our skills to present a cause. We cannot just appeal to emotions and neglect what needs to be addressed, or else we bark at the wrong tree. A very emotional poem -(God is not to blame.) (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 4,565 Points Geetha Jayakumar (4/21/2014 3:04:00 PM)

    Very beautifully you have captured...A Desperate Cry... True picture you have portrayed in each lines.. Loved reading it.
    Congrats.....for this lovely poem being selected as member poem. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 643 Points Francis Lynch (4/21/2014 11:11:00 AM)

    And who is to blame for this atrocity? We, the writers, speakers, voters. And it continues. Always. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 375 Points Leslie Philibert (4/21/2014 4:06:00 AM)

    A good poem that needs, I think, the message packed in a more subtle way. Nobody would argue with your moral position, yet it lacks originality to evoke (i feel) a real poetic impact.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 223 Points Shania K. Younce (3/16/2014 4:44:00 PM)

    You are right to say that is sad. I hope for the to be better, so it does not happen again. Bien! ! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,641 Points Brian Johnston (2/16/2014 11:46:00 AM)

    When I stumble upon stories like this, my eyes glaze over and I'll sometimes even use a mindless TV show to push the image out of my heart. Such stories leave me feeling impotent and in despair. What I have found to help me is to follow the example of 'The Good Samaritan.' As I interpret it, God is asking us to simply be open to the injustice and misery we see in our own path, that is enough. Addressing the misery of the world only leads me to paralysis. I believe God is encouraging us here to leave the world's misery to others, to trust that if we address what God puts in our path, we can find some peace in the hope that others are doing the same.

    The danger of this kind of charity is that we can become too emotionally involved and others can become dependent upon us. You will notice that the good samaritan does not in fact take the injured man home with him. Instead he takes the injured man to an inn, and pays the innkeeper to care for him. He even promises to return and reimburse the innkeeper for any overage.

    The other kind of charity is too cool for me personally however, though I understand its value. In this kind of charity you just give money to strangers who promise to address the particular problem, and you have no way to really know what percentage of your gift actually goes toward fixing the problem and what part just goes toward administrative costs. When I give this way I worry that I am a poor steward of God's largesse to me. It does protect one from any emotional involvement, but aren't we enjoined by God to 'Love one another? ' How do you do that without becoming emotionally involved? Just a question, not a judgement. (Report) Reply

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