K SHESHU BABU - POEMS
The writer from everywhere and anywhere is interested in human rights issues. The writer wants to foster the whole world. Some of the writings apppeared in countercurrents.org, conterview.org, counterview.net, velivada.com, dissidentvoice.org, tuckmagazine.com, poemHunter.com , virasam.org, etc.
He isn't innocent
You may shower accolades
And praise his heart-throbbing deeds
For his tenderness
And innocence ....
He isn't innocent
Or, his act a small kid's caressing sight ...
He made people realize
The ' price' of life..!
By his efforts to instill life
In a bird he accidentally run over,
The kid upheld value of life
In a world of apathy and strife ...
Kudos to the Mizoram child
For his message of love
That has become almost extinct
In a society selfish with discontentment ....
Mizoram boy tries to save chicken's life,picture goes viral,https://arynews.tv/en/little-boy-goes-viral-for-trying-to-save-a...
Reality and fantasy
Society identifies you
When you don't know about identity ...
Society attributes race, caste, religion
When you are unaware of all these nuanced differences ....
Society controls your thoughts and mannerisms
When you are yet to form an opinion on philosophy
But society can't control your flights of imagination or dreams
From infancy to your mortality
Society shows you reality
But none can control your personality
And dreams of fantasy
Thorns behind roses
Roses are beautiful !
Tender and attractive...
Never forget thorns
That can prick
If carelessly handled ...
Life is like roses
Spreading fragrance and splendor
But beneath it lurks sorrow
Piercing like thorns
Which can cause devastation
If carelessly handled
He did not vote
Where encounters are as common as rising sun,
People disappearances are common as migrating birds,
Torture is common as scorching heat in summer,
Plunder of forest wealth is common as cat drinking milk,
.......there he lives like a lifeless corpse .....
And yet he voted
In the hope of a new government
For the people
Reduced to a voting machine,
Strapped to its iron body ,
His desires and aspirations smothered in pressing electronic buttons,
All his hopes crushed
He realized his identity
Passed into Nothingness
In a vicious world ...
He did not vote ....
(In India's elections, Kashmir went to polls but turnout was very low )
History repeats ....again and again
To protect humanity
Jesus faced crucifixion
The Buddha renounced Royal mansion
Thomas More didn't fear execution
Prophet Mohammad faced suppression
Guru Nanak bore humiliation ....
To uphold human rights
Martin Luther King braved assassination
Chalsea Manning courageously suffered incarceration
Snowdden didn't fear threats from rulers and their exploitation ...
And Julian Assange relentlessly exposed war crimes through WikiLeaks documentation ..
Opposing barbarism, cruelty, injustice,
Many persons rise to the occasion
History repeats again and again !!!
To save forests
Tribes people resist !
To save deterioration of climate
To stop perennial exploitation
Activists and feminists resist!
To save workers from bondage
To stop onslaught of capitalism
Progressive masses resist!
To save humanity from extinction
Industrial growth is phenomenal ...
It boosts manufacturers profits and capital
From microchips to machine guns
And domestic equipments to drone
Industry is the strong backbone
For a nation's index indication
We call this progress...!
Agricultural sector's growth is dismal
Plagued with farmers' suicide and crop failure
Leaving scores of families indebted
And their sufferings left unaddressed ...
Is this progress???
In future, if food scarcity arises
And any one, with hunger dies,
Show the progress through computers and smartphones
Food and water problems swept under rising technological typhoons ....!
Case of Truth
Iron bars couldn't stop Truth
Prison walls too had no worth
She was pounded with flurry of cases
All concocted and false accusations..
But her determination was stern
For, she had committed crimes none!
She lived with tribes in forests
Mingled with them : celebrated their fests
Learning their languages and culture
She led them against plundering vultures
This created fear in the mind of State
Her stature grew as she preached Love instead of Hate
157 cases and almost 12 years of prison
Couldn't hide the power of Truth and it's irrefutable reason
(Framed in 157 cases, woman acquitted in all, released after 12 years in chhattisgarh prison,www.newsbits.in)
Venkatlakshmi alias Nirmalakka was imprisoned on July 5 2007)
Joy with difference
Royal couple were overjoyed
Looking at their new- born child
They provided all amenities
So that the child grew healthy without any complications
A poor couple too were delighted
To find their new born though looked frail and malnourished
They couldn't provide many facilities
The child had to adjust to meagre comforts
Royal child depended on others services
And was sensitive to face challenges in any adversities
Poor child developed courage and grit
To face any obstacle and solve problem with tact