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A Happy Tomorrow - At What cost?

Discussion in 'Poetry' started by sathyavenkat, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. sathyavenkat

    sathyavenkat New IL'ite

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    With a heavy load of books
    Tucked on to her back
    A child walks slowly
    To school everyday

    Nobody sees her off to school
    Both parents work full-time
    They tell her they work 24x7
    For her to have a better life

    When she gets back home from school
    The maid gives her snacks to eat
    Her clothes are changed and she's then packed
    Off to tuition till 8'0 clock

    For 8'0 clock, the child
    Impatiently waits, to show her parents
    The award she has won
    In school, for a poetry competition.

    Her parents come home by 8'0 clock
    They shoo her away, when she opens up to them
    Overcome by fatigue, they go to sleep
    Leaving her alone and in grief

    For the child another morning dawns
    And its like this for many children
    Promising them of a better morrow
    Are parents robbing them of a Happy Today???

    Contributed By: Sathya Venkatesh
     
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  2. sudhavnarasimhan

    sudhavnarasimhan Silver IL'ite

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    Hi Sathya,
    That was a wonderful poem.... cold feel the loneliness of the child.......loved the last para,

    "For the child another morning dawns

    And its like this for many children
    Promising them of a better morrow
    Are parents robbing them of a Happy Today???"

    Isnt it true that promising a better future the parents dont enjoy the Present which is what makes up for the Future!

    I wish all parents realise this and try to spend more time with children!
    Great work, keep it up!
     
  3. sathyavenkat

    sathyavenkat New IL'ite

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    Thanks for the encouraging feedback sudha. I very much pity those children in the homes where both parents work, as i feel that they r a neglected lot -affly sathya
     
  4. Shanvy

    Shanvy IL Hall of Fame

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    satya,

    It is a thought provoking one. How many of us stop chasing rainbows....and cherish what is in front of us today this moment...

    Childhood a wonderful phase in everybody's life. Are we stealing it.
     
  5. Sriniketan

    Sriniketan IL Hall of Fame

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    Hi Sathya,
    very beautifully written.
    Isn;t it our habit of thinking of the future, we waste the day before us?

    sriniketan
     
  6. sunkan

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    they have already driven them to maturity beyond their age and are also suffering being sent to the aged home as a prize for what they have given only money no attention..very well written about the day to day problem, but this is a irreversable change that we need to face..sunkan
     

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