A cry not heard!

Ray of light
far from sight
All his need
is a caring feed

A place to sleep,
a blanket to keep -
the despodent waif
Warm and safe

Cruel men see
the poor one plead,
Emptiness filled hearts
hesitant to share a part.

On the pavement's corner sits
this lad a bit.
Weak and pale
telling his tale

None hear
Do they feign fear?
Hoping - is all he could do
for some fresh hot stew

Every passer-by
down the lane
Ignore this guy
and all his pain

Why is this scene not wiping off my brain
Serene it Remains
Revives time and again
As I sit by the window of the train.

38 comments:

Insignia said...

Those revisiting and disturbing visuals - nicely put.

Rachna said...

Sometimes, I cannot get rid of such images myself. And then I wonder, why didn't I do something? What could I've done to help?

JAGDISH BALI said...

insensitivity revealed superbly.

Raghu said...

Very nice..keep posting...
-Raghu

kavita said...

Touching and thought provoking .Very nice.

ಅಶ್ವಿನಿ/ Ashwini said...

@Insignia : Very distrubing at times are these scenes of life.

@Rachna: Even if you help one what about the rest of similar plight. It is never to end. "Try doing the bit that is possible" - what I've been following.

@ Jagdish Bali : Thanks a lot.

@ Raghu: Glad you liked it and thanks for visiting.

@Kavita : Thank you!

IRFANUDDIN said...

thought provoking one by you....yes somehow we are insensitive towards these!!!

irfan

ಅಶ್ವಿನಿ/ Ashwini said...

@ Irfan - Yep reason unknown as well as the path's unknown. We live between them not able to do anything but pity their plight.

Jeevan said...

Brought life in front of eyes! Thoughts perspective!

ಅಶ್ವಿನಿ/ Ashwini said...

@Jeevan: Thanks!

Saru Singhal said...

Very interesting and few words saying a lot. I absolutely love this paragraph, 'None hear Do they feign fear? Hoping - is all he could do for some fresh hot stew'

sowmya said...

beautifully written :)

ಅಶ್ವಿನಿ/ Ashwini said...

@Saru Singhal: Welcome to Unveil the other side. Thanks for your thoughts.

@Sowmya: Thank you!

Santa said...

a beautiful poem....

Siddhartha Joshi said...

Very nicely written...

chitra said...

this is so well said...truely admire this poem.

Ana_treek said...

Nicely written..

Chintan said...

aah! happens so often..sometimes i wish i could sit in the bath and hope everything is washed...all the scary thoughts...

anand said...

very well captured. very personal and vivid

NICKYmax007 said...

Good poem,truly soul-full.

Nitin Jain said...

'All his need
is a caring feed'

'Emptiness filled hearts
hesitant to share a part'

very nicely written !!

S.R.Ayyangar said...

Plight of a man on the street...aptly worded.

Amar S.K said...

Good one, nice poem.

Poo Soul said...

A poem well said and words perfectly put together...One of the best poems I have gone through!Expecting such an amazing creativity from your side soon!All the best!:)

Upasana said...

Beautifully written!

ಅಶ್ವಿನಿ/ Ashwini said...

@Santa: @Siddhartha Joshi: @Ana_treek: Welcome to my space. Glad you all liked these few lines.

@Chintan: I wish we had that control to delete these scary memories.

@anand: @NICKYmax007: An experience that depicts the harsh reality.Thanks for reading.

@Nitin Jain: Thanks for reading. I am glad you liked those lines.

@S.R. Ayyangar @Amar S.K & @Upasana: Thanks and welcome to my space.

@Poo Soul: That was very encouraging. Sure! Keep a watch on my blog for more to come.
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Jagan said...

Well written :)

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http://live-positive.blogspot.com/

sajeevkmenon said...

In the mad rush of life today we are insensitive to the needs of the countless destitutes who cannot even afford a one-time meal. This is the huge divide we choose to ignore

sunbyanyname said...

Simple and beautiful

Jobin Martin said...

Touching...

ಅಶ್ವಿನಿ/ Ashwini said...

@Jagan: @sunbyanyname: @ Jobin Martin: Welcome to my space. Thanks for taking your time and reading. Glad you all liked it.

@Sajeevkmenon: True are your words. When will we change ourselves and try to better the world around us is the main question.

Neeraj Kumar said...

touching post!

ಅಶ್ವಿನಿ/ Ashwini said...

@Neeraj : Thank you for reading.

leoPaw said...

These things keep haunting me as well.
Lovely! Especially the 5th para.

ಅಶ್ವಿನಿ/ Ashwini said...

@Sunbyanyname @Jobin Martin: Thank you!

@leoPaw: Welcome to "Unveil the other side". Yeah I know.. Some scenes are imprinted in our memory so hard that even washing them away a several times, they reappear.

Thanks for loving the lines.

Rajendra Raikwar said...

very nice

ಅಶ್ವಿನಿ/ Ashwini said...

@Rajendra Raikwar: Thank you so much and yeah welcome here to my space.

☂☆ Vållῐ ★♬ said...

That was touching poem...HOPE their cry is heard

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