Hasmukh Amathalal

Gold Star - 878,493 Points (17/05/1947 / Vadali, Dist: - sabarkantha, Gujarat, India)

At Cross Road

Poem by Hasmukh Amathalal

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


Comments about At Cross Road by Hasmukh Amathalal

  • Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga (7/8/2020 12:32:00 PM)

    we will soon be extinct,
    Time is running out.... //.... It's a meaningful poem which takes note of everything that is going wrong but the man seems to be just indifferent or has resigned to what has been happening around. The poem holds a significant message for the world and how to reverse the trend. Thanks.(Report)Reply

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  • Anjandev Roy (7/6/2020 12:06:00 AM)

    This is magnificent write.....thank u. anjandev roy.(Report)Reply

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  • Denis MairDenis Mair (7/8/2019 12:49:00 PM)

    We really seem to be at the mother of all crossroads during this era. Every step taken is fateful for humanity, but this is also a stage of many distractions. Your poem brings our attention front and center, , , to our encounter with fate.(Report)Reply

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  • Lungelo S MbuyaziLungelo S Mbuyazi (6/24/2018 8:59:00 AM)

    Absolutely amazing poem....10+++
    Thanks for sharing an expensive piece of writing....(Report)Reply

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  • Narayanan Kutty PozhathNarayanan Kutty Pozhath (5/1/2018 12:07:00 AM)

    These words are beautiful. Despair is in air or hope.(Report)Reply

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  • Rohan Bendre (4/11/2017 11:40:00 AM)

    A GREAT POEM IT IS AN EYE OPENER AND A WHISTLE BLOWER
    I INVITE YOU TO READ MY PLAYS(Report)Reply

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  • Siddartha MontikSiddartha Montik (1/3/2017 3:38:00 AM)

    a Wonderful piece... that we all Humans stand and stay at sometime and in such simple lines! thank you for sharing SIR! 10++++! !(Report)Reply

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  • Utter Knownsense (6/8/2016 5:57:00 AM)

    Do you think this trash you are putting up is poetry! !

    There is no rhyme, no reason to your words

    Grammatically wrong at many places

    You cut a very sorry figure

    I would advise you to stop torturing others with this stupid write-ups(Report)Reply

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  • Subhas Chandra ChakraSubhas Chandra Chakra (4/15/2016 3:10:00 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.

    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
    The two best stanzas delivering a strong message for the awakening of our society.(Report)Reply

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  • Rachel Ann Butler (11/4/2015 5:03:00 PM)

    Hate is negative good write.

    Best

    Sparrow(Report)Reply

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  • Jr CuyamJr Cuyam (9/29/2015 12:58:00 AM)

    This is an excellent piece. great write!(Report)Reply

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  • Akhtar Jawad (4/14/2015 9:06:00 PM)

    A meaningful poem., a message for billions who could get rid of uncalled hate, that may burn them alive. Wish they could learn the joys of love and friendship, cooperation and collaboration in fighting the poverty and could jointly work for welfare of humans!(Report)Reply

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  • Patricia GranthamPatricia Grantham (12/24/2014 6:56:00 AM)

    We must all come together and meet at the crossroads
    of life. Then and only then will we become one people.
    inspiring.(Report)Reply

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  • Prince Obed de la CruzPrince 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

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  • 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

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  • Rajaram RamachandranRajaram Ramachandran (12/2/2009 9:44:00 AM)

    This is the cry of every honest citizen at the cross today.(Report)Reply

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  • Anand Madhukar (10/12/2009 10:18:00 AM)

    Some relevant questions asked eloquently.(Report)Reply

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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.
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    cross roads always offer many lessons and memories to treasure...well done 10+++(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 10, 2009