Vijay Sai

Rookie - 356 Points (30 12 1975 / Trichy, South India)

A Desperate Cry - Poem by Vijay Sai

God's creation
Blessed to be born in this world
We all may feel that's the truth
Until I read this-
An abandoned baby
Malnourished, hardly an year old
Famine struck
Skin and bone
No food to feed
No water to have
Stranded alone in barren land
Helpless eyes staring straight
Standing legs more like a bamboo stick
Cerebral neurons popping out
Veins struggling to carry weak blood
Oh God! Nothing more I can add…
My heart is not strong enough
To read the rest-
A vampire vulture
Sitting beside and
Looking eager to end its hunger!
I pray! Save these innocents!
Let this never happen again!


Comments about A Desperate Cry by Vijay Sai

  • Benjamin Wiche Benjamin Wiche (8/23/2016 8:51:00 AM)

    Add no more,
    God show mercy
    for this sore
    our soul need not see
    God show mercy....
    nice one (Report) Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis Edward Kofi Louis (11/1/2015 8:28:00 AM)

    The earth is full of the negative works of mankind. Nice work. (Report) Reply

  • Anish Debnath Anish Debnath (10/14/2015 6:20:00 AM)

    god's creation is a blessing.
    But depending on where we are born,
    somebody could continue with blessings
    somebody with curse
    It is really a hard truth of feelings reflecting in your verse.

    Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Sophy Chen Sophy Chen (9/26/2015 7:23:00 AM)

    An abandoned baby
    Malnourished, hardly an year old
    Famine struck
    Skin and bone
    No food to feed
    No water to have

    oh,
    sad on this baby
    where did you met this situation oh!
    so sad, and i think the government should deal with this and his parents should not give birth him if they can not give him enough food!

    Sophy Chen form China (Report) Reply

  • Stephen Pennell Stephen Pennell (9/16/2015 2:56:00 PM)

    Very strong subject and conveys a lot of feelings, personally I wonder how gods can let these things happen but a good poem cheers (Report) Reply

  • Neela Nath Das Neela Nath Das (8/24/2014 9:51:00 AM)

    Congrats.It shocks us very much.But this is the real picture. (Report) Reply

  • Chris Zachariou Chris Zachariou (7/10/2014 6:56:00 AM)

    Another great poem from you that shocks the senses with its description of life for the very poor of this world. Living in a rich society I cannot help but have a feeling of guilt when I read such powerful words. (Report) Reply

  • Chris Zachariou Chris Zachariou (7/10/2014 6:54:00 AM)

    Another great poem from you that shocks the senses with its description of life for the very poor of this world. Living in a rich society I cannot help but have a feeling of guilt when I read such powerful words. (Report) Reply

  • Susmit Panda (6/20/2014 10:56:00 PM)

    Let there be a little optimism in your lyrics, like sweet stars in the night sky. (Report) Reply

  • Moto Wa Moto Wa (6/18/2014 4:12:00 AM)

    A desperate cry is a very good piece of work but yet emotional amd sad. (Report) Reply

  • Momodou Jarju (6/8/2014 8:22:00 AM)

    This a wonderful piece Sai, i love it. It so emotional and touching. It's also picturesque, keep on pushing the pen you are good. (Report) Reply

  • Eugene Levich Eugene Levich (5/31/2014 7:55:00 AM)

    But it will happen again... and again... and again - probably forever. Why is life so brutal and unfair? An unanswerable question! But a very beautiful and thought-provoking poem! Thank you, Vijay! (Report) Reply

  • Paul Sebastian Paul Sebastian (4/22/2014 2:54:00 AM)

    Thought provoking. You have a beautiful flair for writing poems. You are a blessing for many. Keep on writing! ! (Report) Reply

  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (4/22/2014 1:43:00 AM)

    a poem pertaining the saddest thing that doesn't supposed to happen in a responsible world. The concern of the poet is expressed with anguish and sadness in perfect words and poem is good. (Report) Reply

  • Rich Persoff (4/22/2014 12:47:00 AM)

    Not Cricket Safari - A Desperate Cry. This is not a comment about your heartfelt poem: I do understand your rage, pain, and grief. Sadly, we live in a world where there is not enough food, land, water, or work suited to people's abilities (e.g., though we need many teachers, not that many people have the qualities that would enable them to become good teachers) for everyone to lead a humane life. Even if everyone like you and me, with a little more, were to share to the point of impoverishing ourselves and our families, we would do no more than become another of the innocents. Even distributing the wealth of all the billionaires would only buy a few months' bread, and then the picture continues. As noted by others, poor societies which permit themselves the luxury of having children condemn themselves to destitution. (Report) Reply

  • Anubhav Gupta Anubhav Gupta (4/22/2014 12:07:00 AM)

    a good work, the explanation was deep. and if ever we see such situation we ought to help them. (Report) Reply

  • Jasbir Chatterjee Jasbir Chatterjee (4/21/2014 11:16:00 PM)

    Good poem...But crying helplessly while an abandoned baby is swallowed up by the vampires is of no use really to the society...We writers and poets ought to play a more active role... (Report) Reply

  • Cynthia Buhain-baello Cynthia Buhain-baello (4/21/2014 8:43:00 PM)

    Simple minds look at situations and ask Who's to blame? Average minds assess them and ask Why did this happen? While great minds weigh the conditions and say How can we solve it? The poem speaks of an abandoned baby and clearly there were two people who made this human being and one mother who deserted him. Having a child is a responsibility and cultures must realize they cannot just breed and leave them to nature. Poverty is a culture's mindset and a nation can only release itself from Poverty by changing its mindset and make the people WORK. Making children and then asking others to feed them is not the way. As writers I think we need to weigh facts and present them logically using our skills to present a cause. We cannot just appeal to emotions and neglect what needs to be addressed, or else we bark at the wrong tree. A very emotional poem -(God is not to blame.) (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar Geetha Jayakumar (4/21/2014 3:04:00 PM)

    Very beautifully you have captured...A Desperate Cry... True picture you have portrayed in each lines.. Loved reading it.
    Congrats.....for this lovely poem being selected as member poem. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Francis Lynch Francis Lynch (4/21/2014 11:11:00 AM)

    And who is to blame for this atrocity? We, the writers, speakers, voters. And it continues. Always. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Poem Edited: Thursday, August 22, 2013


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