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!