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(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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  • 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! !

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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.)

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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..

  • 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! !

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