M. Asim Nehal

Gold Star - 163,883 Points (26th April / Nagpur)

Jungle - A Tourist Spot. - Poem by M. Asim Nehal

Under the thick grown trees
The life crawls free
Lush green grass
A place for relaxing
Yet danger surrounds everywhere
Wildlife in natural habitat
Roam free fearlessly
Crosses the road occasionally
A delight for those waiting patiently
With a click they capture the snap
They have nothing else to do
They say they are a nature lover
But just to remain in the news
They keep on posting pictures

The Jungle which I saw
In its raw form is totally
Different than what they project
The workers are in pathetic condition
No Gum boots to wear, no gloves
No proper dress and for livelihood
they expose themselves to the wild animals
And the policy makers sit in their posh office
In Air conditioned room
With nice pictures hanging on their walls
Of the Jungle
A tourist place and a source of income for them.

Topic(s) of this poem: satire

Form: Free Verse


Comments about Jungle - A Tourist Spot. by M. Asim Nehal

  • Valsa George (11/16/2015 9:57:00 AM)


    Life in the jungle is difficult for human beings, especially for the workers! For the tourists, it is a different story. They get the best accommodation and they are there just for sight seeing and enjoyment! But the tribals who live in the forests and the forest guards have a tough time combating the wild animals. They live in the interiors, far removed from all facilities of life! You have drawn the dual picture in a nice way! (Report) Reply

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/16/2015 12:59:00 AM)


    No proper dress and for livelihood
    they expose themselves to the wild animals
    And the policy makers sit in their posh office
    In Air conditioned room.........This is the present picture of the society and the jungle so nicely you have painted dear Asim. Officer in the airconditioned room can't imagine the heat of summer on workers. Well depicted.....10
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  • Akhtar Jawad (11/15/2015 9:48:00 PM)


    And the policy makers sit in their posh office
    In Air conditioned room
    With nice pictures hanging on their walls
    Of the Jungle
    A tourist place and a source of income for them.
    A lovely poem on irony..................10
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  • Rajnish Manga (11/15/2015 12:21:00 PM)


    The contrasting picture on either side of the coin does not augur well. While part one of the story relates to wildlife as a source of enjoyment to people, the other part unveils the grave dangers which the workers and forest guards are subjected to in their day to day life. Thanks for such an objective portrayal of the situation. (Report) Reply

    Mohammed Asim Nehal Mohammed Asim Nehal (11/15/2015 12:40:00 PM)

    Very well said Rajnishji, Recently I had been to Tadoba Jungle and was fortunate to see the Tiger...It came near our Safari Jeep and was just 7 to 10 meters away, this was such a close encounter and within 5 min I could see as many as 20 vehicles encircling it just for photo session and news....When I saw the life beyond the curtain it was really pathetic, we as a tourist enjoyed every moment of our stay but when I interacted with the people working there it was just the opposite of what they project. I thought of taking it as a subject for my poem today, Thanks for your nice comments...Sir.

  • (11/15/2015 11:46:00 AM)


    everywhere the workers are exploited and so are the animals
    good write Asim
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  • (11/15/2015 10:54:00 AM)


    Great observation, you have keen eyes and sharp mind to access and analyse things around you, Asim. God bless u. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 15, 2015



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