indira babbellapati

Rookie - 106 Points (visakhapatnam, india)

An Orphaned Boy By The Road-Side - Poem by indira babbellapati

i looked to my right
i looked to my left
i even tried looking behind...

what's it to look forward
when all directions
appear hazy...?

i sit outside your
corrugated iron bars
with an empty bottle and
heaps of debris in front

a broken toy i found somewhere
spilled colors in my small hand

can anyone tell me
where i belong to?


Comments about An Orphaned Boy By The Road-Side by indira babbellapati

  • Anita Sehgal (5/26/2012 11:37:00 PM)


    tugs at your heartstrings! (Report) Reply

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  • Heather Wilson (5/13/2012 4:32:00 PM)


    A broken toy I found somewhere, sad so sad for any child, (Report) Reply

  • Shahzia Batool (5/13/2012 2:31:00 PM)


    (The night was dark, no father was there; /the child was wet with dew; /The mire was deep, n the child did weep, /and away the vapour flew./)
    a sad commentary on the plight of orphans...in a stratified society, where wealth rules, n theunprotected is bound to go to the wall....
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  • (5/13/2012 1:39:00 PM)


    we all r of him, by him, for him! (Report) Reply

  • (5/13/2012 1:38:00 PM)


    yes, aman...we r all of the same god...disparity is god's way! (Report) Reply

  • (5/13/2012 1:28:00 PM)


    there is much to explore but in this world itself orphaned, these explorations may turn into endless echoes....and in the same song every body starts differentiating
    A child of the road
    I am also of the same God.
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  • Saadat Tahir (5/12/2012 9:58:00 AM)


    OH indira ji...beautiful
    at once you conjured up the site of the pathetic little boy sitting with a crushed old paper can on top of a Rio shanty…(the cartoon movie RIO) ….CGI sheet and empty soda packs all….

    you’ve painted the whole scene in 32k ….. vivid and painful, just the parakeets are missing….
    Although a common sight in our impoverished home waters, still hurts and you have done it very well indeed

    cheers
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, May 12, 2012

Poem Edited: Saturday, May 12, 2012


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