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My place was once a paradise,
A place of blooming flowers and the brightest sunrise.
I heard the birds sing, I saw the children smile,
Purity everywhere, nothing evil nor anything wile.
A tight bond was always present,
May it be a bonding by blood, or a bond of friendliness just from another god-sent.
Happiness was all around,
People being content with their lot, never any greed and no one crossing the bound.
Women were widely respected,they were treated divine,
There was never any chauvinism, never did She have to whine.
Rulers were altruistic, they were always humane,
Peace and prosperity flourished,there never was any autocratic feign.
This was my land, my home, my paradise,
But, now its all changed,its an epidemy of evil that prevails, vile laughs and internal cries.
All the glory is now lost,
Gluttony everywhere, hearts no more benevolent,they are cold and they are frost.
The flowers no longer bore a smile,
Sorcery prevailed, people and friends started to beguile.
All the purity now gone astray,
Happiness deserted the streets, it is cannibalism everywhere with people ready to slay.
The Women are no more paid any respect,
They are brutally raped,killed,their uteruses thrown away, the ethics now wrecked.
A ruler- no more is a leader,
All he cares is money and position,never did he attend to any bleeder.
All the bonds are now broken,
No one to give a helping hand nor to soothe a pain unspoken.
Its now a new world all of a sudden,
A new world- always very dark, always painfully sullen.
My land is no more a paradise,
Neither will the flowers bloom nor will there be any bright sunrise.
This poem is dedicated to the society that I live in, in fact a society which we all live in.The poem is a result of a outrage that occurred within me on knowing about a brutal rape on a 23 year old in my country (India). The girl pleaded, “Mom, I want to live!” during her brave battle with death for nearly 15 days and later took her final breath due to severe damage within the internal organs.I see articles on brutal rapes and assaults on women nearly every morning in the newspapers.My country also witnessed the biggest scams ever that were made by the politicians which accounted for huge sums of money that would wipe out the poverty of the whole world. Yet,justice was never brought out afore people. Neither in the case of those scamsters nor to the young girl. The rapists are safe and secure in highly facilitated prisons, so are the politicians resting in their air conditioned rooms boasting about ruling 1.2 billion people. This is the society I live in.This is about my country,my home land-India.
P.S : If at all you are a foreigner, please don’t ever come to India. Its a mess in here. The heritage and fame that this country holds is restricted to the books only.
And, I ain’t protesting against any system or any thing. I find no point in doing so. Its only about all those flurry of thoughts that I felt within me!
Little beads of sweat trickling by,
You keep walking, unfazed by the pain,with the head held high.
“Why should thou bear it?” asks your heart,
There comes the answer, the very first memory, right from the start.
You make your first step, you see many people patting your shoulder,
You answer all those challenges,you now sense the inner flame smolder.
You rise to glory, you taste every bit of it,
You now wanted to run faster, never did you try to slow down,never did you try to sit.
Now here comes a point, you stumble upon a little stone,
The wound so intense, paining through the skin and deep into the bone.
You now look for friends, you now look for help,
Oh,they are all long gone,no one to cure the pain,no one to soothe the yelp.
You now realize, you are on your own,
You now will learn to stand up, yes indeed you are alone.
You stand up to move ahead, with a new energy,with a new ardor,
You never are satisfied, your soul raves you to try harder.
The passion for your glory is now not the same,
You now feel a zeal burning within, oh, don’t stop, go on, feed the flame.
A little step is what all it shall take,
To find new questions and their answers, oh, let there be anything at stake.
Sleepless nights and starless skies,
A pain so very deep,oozing through my eyes.
Why should this happen?Would it ever change?
Oh,please tell me,what shall I offer in exchange?
Souls together,bodies apart,
Your very little thought just pummels my heart.
Every time I stare into the sky,
I hope to find a star to talk to, with my fate here I vie.
The result is always the same,
Oh,I am tired of loosing,every bit of hope shattered and left aflame.
Let me wipe those tears,Let me cherish that smile,
I shall never never ask for anything more, please let me walk through your every mile.
Let me feel your warmth,Let me feel your pain,
Oh,let me take your hand,please don’t abstain.
Come back,isn’t your home here in my heart?
Don’t let our fate win for once, let this distance fall apart.
For now I may loose,
But I know you shall some day take my hand, I know you won’t let me be a recluse.
Your love is what I shall await forever,
For,I know why I wait, through every pain and every drop of tear I shall endeavor.
I wish I could fly,
Fly off into the endless night sky,
Away from all the evil,away from all the pain,
Oh I shall never ask for anything more ever and again.
Let me out, open the cage,
Let me flourish for once, let my bruises assuage.
Isn’t the wait enough, what more should I endure?
Would there ever be a key ? At-least a hint to help me assure?
I am flapping my wings in pain, I know I can never get out,
Oh, now I am tired,can’t anyone hear me cry or shout?
You don’t know the pain,
For your tears have never fallen down like rain.
To form a puddle at your feet,
For people to walk all over as they walk down the street.
Let me go out, let me touch the stars,
Help me break through,Oh please let me break these bars.
May be then i’ll be able to see,
How is it to live life, and to be the real person, they say me!
A desperation, an urge,
To end this pain and to end this scourge.
They were all along my heart,
Those bruises, they just tore me apart.
Shall happiness again revive?
Oh, I cannot bear it anymore,I wanted an end to this fight,to this strive.
A part of me says to wake up, A part says never,
At least I can find you in my dreams, Oh please don’t let me sever.
A part of me is here, A part of me is you,
I’ve given you my heart I’ve given you my soul, Oh my last breath, take that too.
My soul always yearned to see you afore,
Oh yes, you did come, you brought me back ashore.
I now could feel the happiness, I now could feel the life,
I could feel the strength, Oh,watch me clear every strife.
Every little flower appeared to bloom,appeared to smile,
Oh, see them through my eyes,its only happiness, nothing evil and nothing vile.
Clasp my hand and hold it tight,
Let these moments last, for now, forever and through every twilight.
I was there standing alone,
Churning all those painful memories within,castaway and feeling thrown.
I could feel the heavy wind striking hard,
Reminding me of my earliest nightmares,I felt battered,I felt marred.
For once I wanted to be happy,why should it always be pain?
I never found an answer, all my cries were just in vain.
I’ve waited, waited long enough,
I cannot wait any longer, its getting hard,its getting tough.
I could then feel a hand upon me, it brought a sudden warmth, a sudden glee.
Was it the answer that I wanted? Would it mark and end to my misery? Would it end the spree?
I asked it the same, “Would you stay with me forever?”,
“I really need you, I cannot bear us both sever”.
It shared its happiness, it shared its love,
Now, I have a friend,my companion, my turtle-dove.
I no longer felt the pain,
The blistering heat that I bore, is now washed away, oh yes I now felt the rain.
It is my only sanctuary, my only belief,
Please help me LIVE, don’t ever leave me in grief.
Hope,the only single word that i’ve always thrived upon,
The only word that held me through every lonely dusk and every painful dawn.
Every agonizing thought and every hurtful memory that i’ve been through,
It was only hope that helped me stand firm,it was the only thing that I could turn to.
Now,even that tiny hope started to break away,
How can I survive, How can I stay?
Every flower I saw always seemed to bloom,
Didn’t it ever go through a scorching summer,or atleast thrive through a gloom?
It answered yes, But then how could it never feel any of those fears,
Where I stand struggling every day to hide my painful tears.
I asked it the same,It said it always relied upon a word,
That word always ensured it a gleeful spring through every problem unheard.
It was Hope indeed,It promised the flowers,
That It shall make them happy,that It shall very soon bring the showers.
What mistake have I done?
Why should I be abandoned by It,Why should I be left with none?
I once spoke to a little kid,
What if your best friend finds out your love to her,what if she will forbid?
He said, there is a word that always avoids such a nightmare,
It always helped him stay strong,it always helped him adhere.
It was again Hope indeed, It ensured him a very firm consent,
But why was I discarded by It,why must only I be the sufferer of such a torment.
I really didn’t know what should I do,
Whom shall lend me a shoulder to cry upon,how shall I get through?
I only wish that It comes back to me,
Hope of Hope is all that is left,please comeback and set my soul free.
There I was,walking on that empty street,
Making tiny steps through those weary trembling feet.
Every step reminding me my pain,my past,
Oh,I just succumbed,feeling terrified and aghast.
Every thought portrayed your presence,your smile,
These are my tiny moments to cherish,Oh bearing this pain is worthwhile.
Was it just the time that divided us or was it only me?
Let me affirm,all that mattered was your happiness,your glee.
The distance now seems so very far,
Every moment with you , now a very deep scar.
We are two worlds apart,
Why should this happen? Oh,it just breaks my heart.
I only wish I had one more chance,
Please show me that your are happy,at least grant me a glance.