hasmukh amathalal

(17/05/1947 / Vadali, Dist: - sabarkantha, Gujarat, India)

At cross road


Never but at cross road,
Are we at cross road?
Is there any load?
Why not we meet?
Even at cross road.

Are we blood thirsty?
And care for no one,
who may come but none?
Doesn’t concern everyone?
Even at cross road.


Can we not share?
Misery and poverty,
happiness and unhappiness,
hunger and roofless human,
even at cross road.

Why do we cut?
Burn the green forest,
and big trees,
do we want disaster?
Even at cross road.

Rain is scarce,
food also less,
nature is finished,
no bloom for ever,
even at cross road.

Why do we cut throat?
Merely for greed,
does the religion preach?
Priests or heads just teach
Even at cross road.

I may not survive,
peace may not revive,
nobody will also survive,
we will soon be extinct,
even at cross road.

Time is running out,
Still human race is not out,
We may still be in,
Kindness may be over,
Even at cross road,

Life is worth to live in,
forget not but just be in,
embrace but not embarrass them,
help but not reject them
Even at cross road.

We May still not adopt,
remain at large but not still opt,
is the nature so cruel?
Kill and get also killed?
Even at cross road

Submitted: Friday, April 10, 2009

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  • Prince Obed de la Cruz (1/8/2010 7:23:00 AM)

    'Life is worth to live in,
    forget not but just be in,
    embrace but not embarrass them,
    help but not reject them
    Even at cross road.'

    very attracting verse! (Report) Reply

  • Almedia Knight-Oliver (12/15/2009 1:50:00 PM)

    Are we at the cross-road..why not meet? hasmukh, we met hundreds of years ago but, our meeting has been eclisped by many of the questions your poem ask...to name a few: Religion teachs and preachs [ i'll add linning pockets instead of helping sooth the lowly; looking the other way when others are being treading upon]; blood thirsty, not sharing, destroying our environment...et al!
    A poem that speak truth to some universal social issues. thanks for inviting me to read this poem thaT I give a 10+++ (Report) Reply

  • Jen Capaldi (10/10/2009 4:00:00 PM)

    a very well written and insightful poem about the unfortunate dark side to humanity. at crossroads we can find many things and we come to them at almost every turn in the paths we walk. our lives are full of crossroads of all types, sometimes we are allowed to choose which way we turn and sometimes our way is predetermined for us. sometimes tragedy is what we find but sometimes we find a true gift, the random kindness of a stranger. very well thought out poem filled with cleverly written hard truths. great write my friend. thank you for sharing your work with me.
    Jen (Report) Reply

  • Lillian Thomas (9/28/2009 12:29:00 AM)

    the repetition is hypnotic, yet deeply moving. What it lacks in correct use of English syntax, it more than makes up for in a heart-felt concern. Thank you for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Catrina Heart (9/20/2009 9:59:00 AM)

    Life is worth to live in,
    forget not but just be in,
    embrace but not embarrass them,
    help but not reject them
    Even at cross road.
    -----------
    cross roads always offer many lessons and memories to treasure...well done 10+++ (Report) Reply

  • Rup Pokharel (9/19/2009 3:36:00 PM)

    I found my self at the cross road as in your work here.
    very impressive art.the lines..

    Can we not share?
    Misery and poverty,
    happiness and unhappiness,
    hunger and roofless human,
    even at cross road.

    touched my nerve.10+++

    Could you please see once my LOVE STOLEN (Report) Reply

  • Angelic Warrior (9/12/2009 8:12:00 AM)

    human nature is vicious, destructive.....we will be our own demise.....powerful write....when we are at cross roads we must make decisions....too often we take the wrong ones.....good one :) (Report) Reply

  • Louis Rams (9/11/2009 10:31:00 PM)

    the crossroads of life, is not always nice, and when we're there
    we have to think twice.
    good write (Report) Reply

  • Sachin Goswami (9/10/2009 11:31:00 PM)

    Never but at cross road,
    Are we at cross road?
    Is there any load?
    Why not we meet?
    Even at cross road. (Report) Reply

  • Twinkle Vohra (9/6/2009 9:42:00 PM)

    Never but at cross road,
    Are we at cross road?
    Is there any load?
    Why not we meet? yes at cross roada always....10 (Report) Reply

  • Jester's P (9/6/2009 8:28:00 AM)

    life is a journey- the fate of many faces.
    you and me and the rest of humanity is at the meeting point only we don't see each other because we are too consumed of what we are up to, and where we are aiming to reach before we enter the door of death.
    anyhow your poem is a remainder for all of us, that we have to be man for others- the moment we are at cross roads let us stop for a moment and try to collect the pieces of our life and see what we are missing...maybe our relationship to the rest of the humanity.
    like it dear sir. (Report) Reply

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