Theme: Farming

Salute to Farmers

Farming, noblest of all calling
Most terrestrial and natural
Innocent human beings beckoned
by mother earth to dig out
treasures from her infinite chest

Farmers gently hunt out using
spades, ploughs, harrows, etc.

Wicked mafia sons suck her blood
Inject venoms into her veins 
and even rape her to death

How pleasurable farming is!

Getting up early morning
farmers are allured by plants
just like their own children

Their eyes are bathed in happiness
when they find plants’ growth
leaf after leaf and flower after flower
and fruit after fruit getting to ripen

Their eyes are drowned in tears
when they find beloved plants
withered or dead by bad weather

Farmers, feeders of a nation
less remembered gratefully
or least honoured and rewarded

Always praying for the mercy of God
Risking drought and flood
they have only tales of tears

Outcome of their sweat 
looted by the mafias
and they starve and cultivate
to feed the nation’s parasites

Numbers of their suicides
increase year after year

Let’s salute our farmers for they
are the backbones of our nation


This is the first poem from my fourth poetry collection Contemporary Concerns and Beyond published by Authorspress, New Delhi in 2016.


More By  : Prof. Dr. Dominic KV

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