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O, countrymen



O countrymen, where are you?
Wake up from long sleep and see through
The reason behind such a plight
When you had suffered in dark night

Why have you all turned “Kumbhkarna”*?
Is that due to flaw in system or lacuna?
I do not blame you as time is not ripe yet
We still have to face lot more and suffer the fate

Why your blood is still calm and not boiling?
Why are we allowing them free hand to spoil?
In past we witnessed long line of human chain
Today we find misery and deception with pain

Are you still averse to the present system?
Where two time meals a day is not concerning them
Tons of food grain rot in open and go as waste
We are still sleeping and enduring the test

Bread and butter may become extinct names for poor
Ordinary food items may become beyond reach to each door
Death bodies may become costlier to burn or bury
Fire woods have become rare and causes so much worry

 We all live under the compulsion of survival
Unless there is some new system's arrival
Not all may have means to counter nepotism
We are all meant to suffer in the name of humanism

We need some one to rise as our savior
Bring the flood in river after melting glacier
Stand fast against the atrocities and crimes
Care for only bright sun to emerge and shine

Can there not be one messiah from you?
Who can sacrifice for million to seek truth
Take us all to the order of peace and happiness
Where poor and rich all can have shine on face

*Kumbhkarna… The legend person in epic who used to sleep for months together
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am an ex-serviceman from Indian Air force. I joined Oriental Insurance Company and retired from there too in May, 2007. I have been graduated from Punjab University. I hold technical qualification like Diploma in Radio/engineering .I have done English and Hindi stenography as well. I had mastered the art in Morse telephony too. I am associated with several welfare organizations and served long time as Union leader too. I am at present working as hobby writer. I write poems on various subjects and invite suggestions from all the quarters. I have written one memoir named “As I see it” and ready for publication. One interesting part of writing I would love to share with all my reader friends. I am not sure weather it may be the same case with all as I do not want to be caught in any controversy. When I sit on my personal computer, there is absolutely no thought in mind as to what is to be picked up as thought and written. These all things I leave it to the discretion of almighty to fill my mind with relevant ideas. So far I have been graced by Him and as result able to compose about 4000 poems. I have be awarded with 4 achievement award from the www.ezinearticles.com for successfully meeting with their standard. I am writing on many sites so as to be associated with reader friends all over the world. I am thankful to all those who have supported me in my initial days. more…

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