Rani Turton

Farmers: The End Of The Road - Poem by Rani Turton

He couldn't see
The end of the road
Blinded by misery
What to do, there was nothing to do
Where to go
There was nowhere to go
He had nothing else to barter or sell
Not even his soul.
Loan repayment! What a dream!

For farmers the only way out
Is to cop out
Can anyone hear their plea?
The tears of an anonymous entity?

State by state, region by region
Their suicides have now become legion
Let the world now give them a voice
Instead of their being bereft of choice.

Comments about Farmers: The End Of The Road by Rani Turton

  • (5/14/2008 2:04:00 AM)

    True to the state of affairs of farmers, very touching, pledging their soul, heart and at the end empty promises. This poem pained my heart, your lines were strong to hold that effect, i appreciate you for it, a ten for you (Report) Reply

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  • Vidi Writes (5/11/2008 5:27:00 AM)

    Deep concern for the Farmer
    A source food to land and foreign
    Who took his bread and butter away?
    Oh! they are those who eat his crop! !
    Will that get digest in those intestine?
    That’s why they fill in intensive care! ! !
    But non digestion is not a remedy.
    This tragedy has become political comedy
    All have to rise up to this reason
    Not just for Reservations and Entry into Vellore Prison

    (Report) Reply

  • (5/7/2008 8:34:00 AM)

    Rani... this is very similar in England also. Suicide is known to be prevalent within the farming community but more because of the high number of unmarried farmers who work long lonely hours. An interesting write. HG: -) xx (Report) Reply

  • PERSIAN NIGHTINGALE (4/18/2008 12:32:00 PM)

    profound............thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Marilyn Lott (4/18/2008 8:47:00 AM)

    No one deserves more credit than the hard working farmer.
    A great tribute, Rani, and truly appreciated.

    Best Wishes,
    (Report) Reply

  • (4/18/2008 8:45:00 AM)

    the solution should be executed before it is too late, it has become an everyday news and people have stopped bothering, only writers feel the pain and express in their medium but the selected representatives in the govt.should take measures to curb this, ..very touching and realistic. (Report) Reply

  • (4/12/2008 6:14:00 AM)

    always the way of the world the rich grow fat at the poor peoples expense. But then who sais life was fair (Report) Reply

  • (4/9/2008 5:03:00 AM)

    well penned.. i love the message (Report) Reply

  • (4/7/2008 1:49:00 PM)

    If I didn't know better you could have been talking about the farming industry in the
    UK well said Rani you are spot on 10 Chris
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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 7, 2008

Poem Edited: Monday, April 7, 2008

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