Mar 04, 2024
Mar 04, 2024
by Hillol Ray
Workshop # 2
The dawn of civilization
is a piece of history that we always love to look
And imagine our own world,
where it is today and the time it really took !
From the bullock cart and muddy road,
to sonic jet and super highway
The world has come closer,
to build the bridges, and prevent any sway !
Modern science can take us
from one pole to other with the blinking of an eye
And allows us to communicate quietly,
without any travel, just to say goodbye !
Now the people are fearless,
'cause they have conquered the nature unknown
By taming the odds against their will
and in museums, they are neatly shown !
At times we are paying the tolls
for the changes that we have made
And thoughts start to wonder,
when the devoted minds like to fade !
Solutions of pollution are taking time
from our so-called beneficial plans
And placing the "progress" back in a circle,
to dignify the political clans!
Ancient life was harder in many ways,
but people had some peace of mind
Because of the honesty and simplicity
that nowhere now we can really find !
Air was so cleaner, soil chemical free,
and water was safer to drink
But today the pollutants frighten us
to stumble and help us to shrink !
True love and old respect are fading away
quickly from the modern culture now
While 'Internet' and 'Intranet'
are taking over daily to direct our lives somehow !
Emotions or friendships may be expressed well,
through the strokes of a keyboard or the mouse
And now memory chips in compu-brain
are sources of our knowledge, like a storage warehouse !
We appreciate the beauty of modern age,
swamped with the whistles and bells
Tangled with all kinds of progress
over the time and buried well in all the tales !
But the dawn of present civilizations
still allows us to miss, and leads us to think
About life's simplicity or devotion to God,
while it mends promised missing link!
Workshop # 2
A Golden Tomorrow by Pavalamani Pragasam
Again by Patrick Durnil
Bliss by Pavalamani Pragasam
Chakra-View by Maalok
Emancipation by Frank Sheehan
Eyes of the Child by Cynthia Proctor
Heritage by Hecletia
India by Dr. Soumya Panigrahi
Inner Lights by Judy N. Morningstar
Just Another Day by Danielle
Kaal Chakra by B.K. Swaminathan
Liberated by Mary Ann Harrison
Life Holding Life by Shubhra Krishan
Life Moves On by Rajender Krishan
Lost and Alone by Beth Hancock
Missing Link by Hillol Ray
My Grandpa by Pavalamani Pragasam
Nirvana by Ramendra Kumar
Nurturing Naiveté by Anton Piskac
Ode To A Grandchild by Mallik Bulusu
Pearls of Wisdom by Subhajit Ghosh
Poverty by Esmond Jones
Remembering Father by Nicholas LaMattina
Rest by Pavalamani Pragasam
Safe by Pavalamani Pragasam
Suffering by Ankita Kumar
The Picture by Maria Reed-Shore
The Wheel of Life by Anonymous
The Wheel of Time by Bijal Dwivedi
The Wheel of Time by Shveta Kabra
Wheel by Ambika Bhatt
Wheel of Fortune by Hillol Ray
Wheel of Time by Meenakshi Madhur
Wheel: Symbol of Progress by Dr. C.S. Shah
You Are The Purpose of My Life by Meera Chowdhry
You, Me and The Wheel of Time by Suniti Chandra Mishra
Youth & Reminiscence by Joseph Allen Hardy
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