Theme: Life

Vibrant Street


A girl in a fresh
Yellow dress,
Smiles at her friends
Still in old clothes,
Playing a prince/princess
On the moving street,
Along which stand
Their rude castles
Of corrugated sheets,
The happiest person,
This child,
On the care-worn earth.

Down the snaking road,
A few shacks away,
Same impoverished
A thin couple sits,
On two plastic chairs,
On the hard concrete,
The morning highway,
Their open drawing room.

The dark man and woman,
Smiling, pleased,
With this twin addition
To their basic needs
Fulfilled, inside
A hovel, hot and grim;
The two most satisfied
In a globalised culture,
Where close brothers compete.

The couple on the chairs,
Smiling and silent,
Being watched by the
Longing eyes of the neighbours,
So far denied these comforting seats. 


Image © Getty Images


More By  : Dr. Sunil Sharma

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Comments on this Poem

Comment Thanks Mouli Sir.

sunil sharma
03-Oct-2012 04:18 AM

Comment Excellent portrayal of life around. Best.

T.S.Chandra Mouli
03-Oct-2012 02:04 AM

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