We are lucky but what about them?

“A caged bird thinks of flying as a disease”

The quote raghu had heard a few days back

While serving tea to the fun collegiate

He gave a wry smile at the thought,even at a tender age of 7

Knowing what exactly it meant,his life the perfect example

They are lucky,he sighed at the college students.

“Respect your elders”,rani’s landlord twisted her ears,

She squinted,teary eyed and frazzled,looked at her employer,

Who by now sat in an exotic car and drove away with profit.

Profit! gained from making her slog for hours,

To brighten others life, subjugating the lot into darkness

The lots were her friends,some deaf,some blind,she handicapped

From working in a cracker factory,

Respect?She sighed,your kids are lucky.

9,10 a big fat hen…the kid swayed his legs and happily recited

Rafeek bore his curious eyes at the happy kid,

‘Dugh’ came a hard blow on his head to concentrate,

Back to butchering the hen,which lay dead in his hands.

At the age of nine,he should have known the rhymes.

“you are lucky”,he sighed at the little kid.

Bewildered we all are, at the atrocities that still rule the world

Still we prefer to stay numb,reasons many to stay away

There are many,raghu’s,rani’s and rafeek’s

Sighing daily at the luck they were bestowed with.

“CHILD LABOUR” that’s what it is.

Breeding cozily in the warm shelter of poverty

Submissive though,the children still envisage of a good life

That should make the lucky us to be their mascots.



4 thoughts on “We are lucky but what about them?

  1. Ranju says:

    Your writing have the power to grip readers. And it is a wonderful endeavor, projecting the important causes that should be addressed today. I have noticed children toiling in hotels and it is painful.


    • brunda bru says:

      thank you ranju:)i’m still a bud at writing!!I have come across your writings that are flawless and beautiful…and yes these kinds of social evils prevail everywhere and it requires lots of courage to stand against it…i did my squirrel duty through my writings…lets hope we all do our little help:)

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      • Ranju says:

        Thank you Brunda for your kind words. I don’t think I have improved anymore that when I started. They weren’t & aren’t flawless in the least. I have a lot to improve. A lot!
        But, I see there is a class in your poems and you are indeed a very fine bud, already 🙂
        Keep doing your squirrel duty. Every drop counts.
        Looking forward to your posts.

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      • brunda bru says:

        oh they are flawless ranju!!whatever i have read uptill now…glad to have found a buddy in blogging!!:)


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