Feb 26, 2013

What has gone wrong?


I spotted a few sparrows
At the BIAL- they scrounge
And eat out of dirty plates
At the airport food lounge

I spotted a few squirrels
At the Cantonment station
Scrambling with other vermin
For their every day ration

I spotted a few fishes
At the Bellandur lake
In Foaming stinky polluted
Sullied water they slake

I spotted a few children
At the Bellandur Gate
In monkey and parrot costume
Begging in a sorry state

O! What has gone wrong here?
O! What have we done?
So many aching questions
Yet answers we have none!


[BIAL -Bangalore International Airport Ltd, Cantonment Railway station, Bellandur Lake and Bellandur gate are all located in Bangalore city where I reside now] 

19 comments:

  1. A great choice of words.

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  2. I spot men,women and their lives
    Everyday.
    And wonder
    If this is all we could muster!

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  3. These are happening because of our own mistakes!

    You have described it well, Ashok.

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  4. True and beautiful words, congrats !

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  5. Well observed and composed! I remember the foaming water when I first saw it while passing Bangalore city, thinking what it could be in amusement.

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  6. Such poignant words, its sad to think that these words reflect so many of our cities.

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  7. beautiful lines and nice observation

    thanks

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  8. As a coincidence, I made a painting with this subject today, just yday I was at the Bangalore airport observing this scene... Lovely poem, makes anyone think.

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  9. Wow !!! what a shot and what title...

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  10. You infected us with your empathy.

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  11. So very true - especially since there is enough food to go around!

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  12. Hi Ashok:) Yes, I'm afraid, something went very wrong in this world! Very clever of you to bring it in a poem:)

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  13. where did the sparrow go?

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  14. Apparently something has sure gone wrong! Agree with you Ashok

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  15. :( Sad state indeed!

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  16. the world's pretty messy right now.

    your poem reminds me of the Rolling Stones' 'Paint It Black'. :)

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