Thursday, January 16, 2014

God's Child











Curious eyes all around
"Whose is it?" the question surrounds
Few walk past, "Why do I care?"
It is this attitude that gives me the scare!

The uniformed men are tight lipped
"An accident, a murder?", a coin is flipped!
"A girl or a boy", nasty innuendo begins...
"T'was perhaps the father, a girl you know, is a burden!"

"No-no", another said, "how ridiculous to blame the parents,"
"In the dark she was taken by few drunken lecherous serpents!"
"Yes-yes", "tch-tch", "so shameful", the voices agree and disperse...
"Whose is it?" someone asked again, "rumour has it, she was a curse!"

Fuming I turned back, shouting through angry tears,
"T'was a child's, God's special one, God's very dear!"
"He doesn't care if it was a boy or girl,
All are equal, all precious gems, all sparkling pearls!"

Written for Write Tribe's Wednesday prompt! Also linking it to Poets United's Mid-Week Motif ~ Equality!




46 comments:

  1. Very sad to lose a child, whether girl OR boy. You are right....each child is God's special one.

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  2. People can be so callous at times right? You've summed it up perfectly. Each child is special !

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    1. So insensitive that it angers me!!

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  3. That's true... all children are God's special angels.
    Loved the way you wrote this poem Aditi

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  4. Touching post, strong message too...love it.

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    1. Thank you Sulekha...glad the message came through!

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  5. This held such a beautiful message. I loved your poem. It was brilliant!

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  7. Aditi! Thank you for posting this moving narrative poem that brought tears to my eyes!

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  8. ever child is God's chosen angel. and nobody is a curse.

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    1. Yes Kalpana...all are equal in God's eyes...it is the society that creates these differences...

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  9. That's true, it does not matter who or what it was...a God of child indeed. A beautiful take on the prompt. How apt!

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  10. all precious gems - Loved this and that truth that we are all chosen.

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  11. Aah! That's a beautiful thought and beautifully expressed too! Fab take on the prompt :)

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  12. SUCH A SAD SAD WORLD!!!
    This was beautifully written!

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  13. U wont belive even parebts of this gen have thes hangups

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    1. I am not shocked Meens...such is the day we live in! :(

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  14. Complacency. Probably the greatest sin of all.

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  15. Such a wonderful message...But its a sad world!

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  16. Such a heart wrenching tale.. :(
    people are so cruel and insensitive at times..

    you have captured the angst and the sorrow beautifully..

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  17. Aditi, it is superb! And has been written in such an amazing rhythm. Beautiful stuff girl!

    Richa

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  18. loved what your post conveyed!
    a touching post! :)

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  19. It's very sad how children are exploited at every end by cruel and heartless human beings. Very well said and powerful message sent across through the prompt. Simply superb, Aditi:)
    http://vishalbheeroo.wordpress.com/2014/01/18/wednesday-prompt-2014-3-the-perfect-winter-gift

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  20. harsh reality that haunts us more and more with every passing day. you ave captured it well

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    1. Thanks Akila...yes the increasing insensitivity and inhumaneness is painful to see!

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  21. Thanks for share and nice article..., great post..




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