Thursday, December 16, 2010

# BEYOND HORIZON # CHILD

PLEASE LET HIM STAY.......

9 months- You nurtured me,
                 Protected me in your womb.......

I'm a part of you,
Abandoned me......HOW COULD YOU?
Where are you?
Can you hear me?
Look Where I Stand,
Where I Belong.........
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Found besides garbage forlorn,
My cry one couldn't hear,
No one to see my tear.............

How I grew up?
First step on burning hot road,
First syllable neither "MA" nor "PA"...........

My Home,
Railway platform or wide street,
Dreams under the starry sky in the scorching heat...........

I wake up,
As a STRANGER to this world,
& the world STRANGE to me..........

Eyes:Search for shelter,
        for food, for water,
& Search for MY BELOVED............

Hands: To work (LONGING TO HOLD YOUR FINGERS)
To beg,
Wipe cars on traffic signals,
Sell things in train,
Serve tea in hotels,
Making fireworks, polishing shoes..........
Isn't it great that I work?
As a Child (LABORER)

I don't want NGO's help,
Nor any benevolence............

Yes, Summers burn me,
        Rains drown me,
        Winters chill me.............

Every night,
I Pray,
Not for me,
For someone like me,
If he have breathe this polluted world,
NEVER ABANDON HIM.

If No,PLEASE LET HIM STAY............
IN THE WARMTH.........OF HIS MOTHERS WOMB.........
ONLY..........FOREVER.................


(Above poem is one of my old post )

It would be really sad, if each child prays for such a wish before going to sleep.
Akshaya Patra...Unlimited food for education is a foundation with the vision, that “No child in India shall be deprived of education because of hunger.”
A simple thought and help from each one of us will help to brighten up a child's life. 


THIRST, HUNGER,
Child's silent ANGER...
Whom shall he reach out?
Is there anyone to care about?

Starvation,
Ambition,
NO FOOD, NO EDUCATION...

On whom is the Blame?
Government, And several excuses,
OH NO! NOT THE BLAME GAME,
It would be so LAME!

Taking the responsibility,
It would be called HUMANITY...

Simple thought of benevolence,
That can make a great difference...

Aim for CHANGE,
No child-an estrange...

Life would be a sunshine,
With Education,
And Growth of our nation...

A helping hand whenever,
Will bring a beautiful SMILE,
That will last forever,
Spreading happiness many mile...

And A Child will NEVER PRAY,
"PLEASE LET HIM STAY..."

23 comments:

Aparna said...

Very hard hitting photographs.
Every day I read in the paper about babies being abandoned in the garbage dump. Why do women give birth if they do not want to keep the child?
I wish the government would take up a massive campaign to educate women about other options present in life. It is rather sad.

Maun Vision said...

superb presentation. great pics.
nice way of putting things.

Alka Gurha said...

Emotional and touching post..

Beyond Horizon said...

@Aparna...you have said it writely...but I think even each individual should take part in the initiative...

@Maun Vision... Thanks a lot :)

@Alka Gurha... Thanks a ton :)

magiceye said...

poignant and a heartfelt plea...
beautiful

Sourav C. Pandey said...

As expected, your words has a soothing touch yet it hits people where you wanted to!

"And A Child will NEVER PRAY,
"PLEASE LET HIM STAY..."

Thanks, it gives me some inspiration to write too! Hope this post reaches some blocked minds! Wonderful try to say the least! :)

Rajesh said...

Very hard hitting.
I wish I will be able to see that day where none will be hungry.

Beyond said...

good that you are concerned.

Alcina said...

Nice that you have put it up..and bringing out the cause for its solution..

All the very best to your en-devour..

Mohan said...

Glad to see so many bloggers joining hands to feed the future souls of India! The one line motive “No child in India shall be deprived of education because of hunger.” says it all how humble their service is.

m7 said...

impt issue u brought up..it's impt that all children be educated to put an end to this cycle of abandonment and hunger.

Beyond Horizon said...

@magiceye... Thank you :)


@Sourav... I would be happy if my writing would inspire you to write on the topic...as said eagerly waiting for it :) Thanks...

Beyond Horizon said...

@Rajesh... I wish too :)

@Beyond... Thanks!

@Alcina... Thanks a lot :)

Beyond Horizon said...

@Mohan...definitely by joining hands and contributing in any way possible will help those souls :)

@m7...yes thats what this post is about... Thanks :)

Pratibha The Talent said...

Very emotional and strong perception behind the post.I can see your efforts and concern.great! and feel like respecting you even more.

Beyond Horizon said...

@Dr.Pratibha... Thank you so much...
if my few words can help those children... a help from my side :)

pdkamath said...

Happy to see more and more blogger spending time to write about this noble cause. good post.

Beyond Horizon said...

@pdkamath... A small effort for a big and noble deed... Thanks :)

Always Happy said...

Poonam...this is such a brilliant post. i got goosebumps as I read through it. very touchy and the words you have chosen do full justice to the message that you are tryiing to convey. Credits to you for that.

I am very proud to know a blogger like you. Keep up the good work. Poetic skill is such a hard thing and you are clearly very very talented/gifted at that.

Best wishes always
Always Happy

Beyond Horizon said...

goosebumps...what more can a blogger wish for...if the reader feels the emotions :)
Thanks for the sweetest reply...it also keeps me motivated...

I am not much senti but honestly...your words warmed my eyes...Thanks a lot again

Always be happy and Keep Smiling :) :) :)

Aashi said...

wish i could show u the goosebumps...its all i could express.....

god bless

Beyond Horizon said...

@Aashi...most wonderful appreciation
Thanks a lot :)
God Bless...

Sarmistha Sengupta said...

Greetings from The Akshaya Patra foundation!

We would like to thank you for your wonderful post on The Akshaya Patra Foundation.

We at Akshaya Patra are glad to have an enthusiast like you.
We would like to share with you that Chase Community Giving is running a campaign on Facebook of which Akshaya Patra is also a part. Chase Community will donate $25,000 to the top 100 charities who receive the most number of votes and will move on to the next level http://bit.ly/iyFELz.

The good news is we have already qualified for the second level with 941 votes from supporters across the globe. Charity receiving the most votes (rank 1) will get $500,000. Votes for the next round will start from 19th may. So we request you to help us by spreading the word across through your blog and help us get $500,000 from Chase Community Giving to feed more and more children.

I am sure a blog post from you will make a huge difference.

Best regards,
Sarmistha Sengupta
The Akshaya Patra Foundation
Bangalore
www.akshayapatra.org

“Feeding a hungry child is not charity, it is our social responsibility”