Contagious disbelief spreads its wings
Faith is crucified by the viper strings
Soul loiters as the wealth heaps
Mind builds a hundred skyscrapers
Prayer for Mammon is sung by the lips;
Beneath the deep ocean
Hard disk crashes as virus multiplies,
Technology cracks, oil spills
Deaths in Bhopal justice justifies.
Ambitious bubbles on the surfaces break
Brittle bones in Hiroshima creak.
Watching like an ennui
Proud jargons of a competitive trade
Preparing slowly for the aquatic life to die
Unaware of its own fate,
Which after the Flood must at the bottom lie.
Tsunami of greed shaking the life
By the great waves all the values are thrown,
Looking for shelter in primitive caves?
The epicentre of this quake is not unknown.
(Bhopal: State capital of Madhya Pradesh(India) known for worst ever industrial tragedy in 1984, the victims are still waiting for justice and adequate compensation)
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