Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi

Happy Pongal! - Poem by Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi

The paddy in the delta region,
Not yet harvested, thousands of hectares,
Of young plants never matured,
To yield, to be harvested and stored,
In the food corporation of India,
Our harvest festival arrives as usual,
But no new paddy is found in the barn,
We have missed the short crop,
But planted the following crop,
That will be harvested next month,
Our farmers in the villages are in worries,
The government distributes the hampers,
Give us the new rice that is harvested in December,
We have to thank the sun God for all his blessing,
We have to appreciate out cattle for their hardship,
We have to marry off our young daughters, who are dreaming,
Where is our new rice that has to be put for boiling?

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Though this is the real situation of people who live in Tamil Nadu, we can still make pongal, celebrate and enjoy our harvest festival as usual. I sincerely wish all Indians on this happy occasion to get united to ask for our rights from the government.

Comments about Happy Pongal! by Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi

  • Gajanan Mishra (1/13/2013 9:46:00 AM)

    Where is our new rice? A question for all. Roti Kapada aur Makan clothing and shelter are bare necessities. good poem. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, January 13, 2013

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