Theme: Humanity

One Drop

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Last evening at a restaurant,
I was enjoying the food like others,
I was talking to my friends,
Taking their snaps,
When my camera found a new subject;
It was a beggar, a little boy
Leaning over the glass pane,
Staring at a lady having food,
I took some pictures of him
As I knew poverty is photogenic.
But when I viewed the pictures
While zooming them in my SLR,
I was absolutely disturbed,
I discovered hunger in his eyes,
And felt his pain of being deprived.
His gloomy face made me approach him.
I asked, “what would you like to eat?”
Joy replaced the hunger in his eyes.
He replied “I want to have a roll”.
I smiled and bought him a chicken roll.
He grasped it and munched it gladly.
I felt satisfied seeing his smiling lips.
I know it’s a small deed in this huge world,
Probably a tiny drop in an ocean,
But after all the ocean
Would miss one drop
If I didn’t offer it that tiny drop.

(Last four lines inspired by Greg Mortenson)
Image © Shibsankar Bagchi


More By  :  Shibsankar Bagchi

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Comments on this Poem

Comment One Drop but a big step towards humanity.

karthickraj s
18-Mar-2011 16:49 PM

Comment yes I have taken this snap. Thank you.

23-Dec-2010 12:23 PM

Comment Is this snap taken by you, its excellent as it say the true feeling of the child. It makes me so sad. But laudable effort.

Prosenjit Sinha
22-Dec-2010 04:42 AM

Comment very nice and inspiring indeed......

21-Dec-2010 05:42 AM

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