Vijay Sai

Veteran Poet - 1,596 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

  • Rajnish Manga (6/7/2017 11:14:00 AM)


    Oh! What a sad and painful portrayal of an abandoned baby who is fighting for survival. Thanks.
    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
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  • Rajendran Muthiah (6/3/2017 6:04:00 PM)


    The condition of the abandoned and thrown away babies is given a heart moving touch by the poet. I think no poet has given this much of appeal. Excellent Vijay Sai. (Report) Reply

  • (2/28/2017 4:13:00 AM)


    beautiful poem i loved it! (Report) Reply

  • Bharati Nayak (11/13/2016 11:26:00 PM)


    It is really a heart touching poem.I sometimes visit an orphanage nearby and have seen children who are abandoned by their parents.I question how on earth a mother or father can leave their children? I have also seen mothers having skeleton like bodies with their skeleton like babies hanging on their backs beg at busy streets or crossings.I ask myself what drives these mothers to bring such little babies under harsh sun, polluted crossings?
    Poverty and social ostracisation may be two major causes which force parents to leave babies.But we and our Governments should join hands to see that every child should get proper nutrition, education and care to grow and live in the world.
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  • Bankim Let (10/17/2016 1:32:00 AM)


    stark reality.nice composition (Report) Reply

  • Ahmed Gumaa Siddiek (10/15/2016 10:44:00 PM)


    So grassing. very much intense with human feelings. good work, man. (Report) Reply

  • Gajanan Mishra (10/11/2016 10:52:00 PM)

    As good as truth
    We all feel truth here, and truth is as good as life. (Report) Reply

  • 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
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  • 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 (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.
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  • 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
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  • 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 (8/24/2014 9:51:00 AM)


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

  • 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 (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

  • (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 (6/18/2014 4:12:00 AM)


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

  • (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 (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 (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

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Poem Edited: Thursday, August 22, 2013


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