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(14-2-1957 / Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India)

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The Paradoxical World

The earth has things in much excess;
Yet, things go too awry;
And so are chances, happiness;
But woes appear freely!

Great wealth is found with just a few;
And beggars much abound;
Money in banks is out of view –
Big sums akin a mound!

While fashions/ wear keep changing fast,
Some own wardrobes at home;
Yet naked bodies look aghast,
And shoeless feet walk numb!

The world has schools enough to teach
All children that get born;
Yet, drop-outs roam the streets and beach –
A sight that’s quite forlorn!

The world grows food-crops that aren’t scarce;
Yet, hunger is so rife;
Most statistics are indeed farce,
And make a bizarre life!

Skyscrapers, mansions are galore;
Most live in huts of mud;
Much river-water drenches shore,
Like early fallen bud!

Is there no land to build your house?
All want in towns to stay!
Is there less love and dearth of spouse?
God’s time must come your way!

This world has everything for all;
Much unused lie, awaste;
If you heed to conscience’s call,
Women, men can live, chaste!

Submitted: Friday, June 07, 2013
Edited: Thursday, August 01, 2013


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inequality is created by man

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Copyright by Dr John Celes 7-6-13

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  • Vizard Dhawan (6/9/2013 8:34:00 PM)

    i like such poems that convey some message
    nicely penned and experienced write wid a great tampo.

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