Theme: Neglect


hold their toddler
with firm grip
of love and care
ensuring the child
best security
    - regardless of the environ -
a basic requirement
for growth, stability
harmony and success
where the toddler alone
latches on to the parents
    - forlorn and neglected -
remains vulnerable
with every possibility
of becoming estranged
and getting misplaced
in the milieu of life
This parental neglect
mutates the toddler
into a disgruntled person
discarded to live a life
stuck in the grooves of
coercive and manipulative societies
divided by isms, castes
and sectarian dogmas
ruled by the selfish
in a state of governance
that stands wrinkled and defiled
by the mafia
of merciless politicians -

An ironical
but true
diktat of today!


More By  :  Rajender Krishan

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Comments on this Poem

Comment In spite of strong parental grip children go astray nowadays. Politicians and dons abuse them.

25-Oct-2012 12:14 PM

Comment This is a very factual verse.

19-Oct-2012 06:05 AM

Comment True,sir.

T.S.Chandra Mouli
19-Oct-2012 03:13 AM

Comment The feelings are genuine. Can we do something; a common minimum activity; apart from evolving a consensus?

19-Oct-2012 03:01 AM

Comment A glaring reality indeed! I keep wondering about all those little babes left in care of institutions!

Jennifer Marie Bayer
19-Oct-2012 01:37 AM

Comment Rajendra ji you have become Ghalib! Baton baton mein, the muse is on your tongue!


Julia Dutta
19-Oct-2012 00:42 AM

Comment A grim reality! (:

Pavalamani Pragasam
18-Oct-2012 22:50 PM

Comment a heavy responsibility

Susan Dale
18-Oct-2012 21:36 PM

Comment So true. There is a french saying "qui aimes bien chatie bien" meaning "he who likes well chastises well".

18-Oct-2012 12:14 PM

Comment How very true.

18-Oct-2012 10:36 AM

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