Government Quarters Poem by Namita Rani Panda

Government Quarters

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"Is this a house fit for living dear
Which has less wall and more windows and doors? "

"Free flow of fresh air is perhaps our Head's chief concern
Don't you know, big windows ensure better ventilation."

"The toilet is smaller than that of the train
It's a tormenting chamber for me, a bulky woman."

"Firstly, life is a journey, it's the reminder
It's just to use for a few minutes, not for hours dear."

"Where to set the cutlery, the kitchen is too small
There is no space even for the dining table."

"Be satisfied with a few utensils and a life so simple
Better adapt to buffet style, at parties you'll never fumble."

"There's is no space in the bedroom for the third bed
No space for my dressing table and for my cosmetics no
cupboard."

"Be sure, if ever any guest comes, will leave soon on his/her
own
No need of mirror and cosmetics, for me you're evergreen."

"The walls look shabby with marks of seepages
It seems as if not been whitewashed since ages"

"If you look intently, don't they look like modern paintings?
Without spending a single pie, we have a house adorned with
such exquisite paintings"

"You toil from morn to evening with not a cosy space to rest
You foolishly boast that government job is the best! "

"You don't know my darling, government is our well-wisher
With high ideals quarters are planned by highly qualified
engineers."

"Where do these ideals go when they plan for the officials?
Are they only humans and the rest are animals? "

"If you want to live in peace shrink your wishes and stop
complaining
Be satisfied with what you've thinking of people with no shelter
or even decent clothing."

POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
The need of adjustment in life
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Unnikrishnan E S 14 February 2022

Life is like that… when we speak of small houses, small toilets, let us worry about those who have no homes, no roof over their heads.. and no toilets…And assure ourselves that we are lucky to have what we have…

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Dr. M. Asim Nehal 15 February 2022

A true description of a Govt Quarters for Class 3 employees, It is only for the namesake. While when it is compared with those who do not have something is better than nothing.

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MAHTAB BANGALEE 15 February 2022

complains after complains do not make peaceful the life. come together and make all through peaceful this world. all are government

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Dr Dillip K Swain 15 February 2022

I sincerely appreciate the prudent remark of Unni ji...an excellent piece that addresses crucial dimension of a much debated social issue!

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Geeta Radhakrishna Menon 15 February 2022

Free flow of fresh air is wonderful. Yes, we need to be content with what we have.......10

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Bharati Nayak 12 July 2022

A beautiful poem, Madam! Loved it.Your poems are unique.

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Pallab Chaudhury 16 February 2022

beautiful poem in the form of dialogue....well done...

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Nabakishore Dash 15 February 2022

No need of mirror and cosmetics, for me you are ever green. Here I see a beautiful lady in body and mind.Abundantly humorous.nice write, full credits for exact picturization.

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Nabakishore Dash 15 February 2022

No mirror and cosmetics, for me you are ever green. Hope you are beautiful in body and mind. A very humorous poem liked by me.Full credits.

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Dr. M. Asim Nehal 15 February 2022

Satire with metaphor at its best Full************

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