Dr. Geeta Radhakrishna Menon

Gold Star - 78,710 Points (3rd August 1950 / Mumbai)

Farmer 12 - Their Determination Paid - Poem by Dr. Geeta Radhakrishna Menon

Farmer's marched and marched,
Till their muscles and bones ached,
Till their feet bruised and blistered,
Until in the burning heat they collapsed!

Their grit and determination paid,
Their courage and persistence never failed,
Their demands of loan waiver achieved,
Their goal and purpose to win succeeded!

Topic(s) of this poem: farmers


Poet's Notes about The Poem

The farmers' march succeeded. The government has agreed to the loan
waiver of the farmers. A big relief for them.
Many more things to be done for the farmers. However, the process
of winning has begun.
I am very happy for the farmers.

Comments about Farmer 12 - Their Determination Paid by Dr. Geeta Radhakrishna Menon

  • (3/27/2018 10:10:00 AM)

    Such victories over a powerful administration are rare, and should be rightfully celebrated. You have done great justice to their sacrifices in your meaningful write. Thanks Geeta. (Report)Reply

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  • Glen Kappy (3/25/2018 8:35:00 AM)

    I’m glad to hear it did, Geeta. I just finished a non-fiction book set in the early 1930s mostly in the state of Oklahoma. There, due to severe drought, people there eventually had dust storms that turned day to night. Crops utterly failed. Meanwhile in Washington D.C.2,000 thousand miles away from this experience, the government did nothing despite desperate pleas. Until the dust finally reached them, and they experienced it first-hand. -Glen (Report)Reply

    Geeta Radhakrishna Menon(3/25/2018 9:34:00 PM)

    Thank you Glen for sharing the story of Oklahoma farmers and the problems they faced due to drought. Sometimes, the Govt. turns a deaf ear to the desperate pleas. So, it is the same all over the world.

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  • (3/22/2018 4:10:00 PM)

    A Good write, Thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

    (3/25/2018 9:29:00 PM)

    Thanks for the nice comment.

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (3/22/2018 1:48:00 PM)

    This poem is very sensitive and thought provoking. This is very brilliantly penned talking about awareness for farmer and their rights. Farmer's have marched and marched and in burning heat they have collapsed. An amazing poem is wisely presented. The government has agreed to the loan waiver of the farmers. A big relief for them this is definitely.This is a great news...10 (Report)Reply

    Geeta Radhakrishna Menon(3/25/2018 9:28:00 PM)

    Thank you Kumarmaniji.
    Yes, the loan waiver is a good relief for the farmers.
    I hope, step by step, all the problems are solved and the farmers can live with comfort and peace.

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  • Rini Shibu (3/22/2018 12:19:00 AM)

    Raise voice for your rights, fight till you achieve, ...Thanks Geeta for this poem (Report)Reply

    Geeta Radhakrishna Menon(3/22/2018 12:37:00 PM)

    Thank you Rini, for joining me to the raise the voice for the farmer's rights.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 21, 2018



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