Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi


Justice For Sale.. - Poem by Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi

Millions of us stand on the roads,
not waiting for the transports to board,
just searching the peace that is lost,
opportunities missed and the destiny tainted.
rugs are cleaner and not with punctures,
in certain place, but looking at these juncture,
why are these people let to wear such attires,
Why aren't they cared and seen as equal?
When sugar, grains and spices are procured,
value their sweat to value these commodities,
Why do the rich want to buy these necessities,
at the price of these poor countries?

The beautiful blouse that we wear,
the elegant shirts that covered with the coats,
branded ties, meticulous belts and shoes,
believe me, might have been made,
with 25 cents per hour petty salary,
their children are alive half empty,
while our children are obese and naughty,
these people do not have to go to hell,
as they already live a life of hell,
where they drink untreated water,
frequent power cuts, clogged drains,
herbal remedies, god given diseases,
entertained by the music of mosquitoes.


Comments about Justice For Sale.. by Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi

  • (5/26/2012 3:26:00 AM)


    hi lakshmi i have red your poems, they r very nice and filled will super energy, and beautifull words, , , wonder poems, , , , (Report) Reply

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  • Raj Arumugam (4/10/2012 6:40:00 AM)


    A fervent cry against the injustices of our times, VS....It is gratifying, I hope, to see many young people in the US and other advanced economies, for example, who protest and actively campaign against such exploitation... (Report) Reply

  • Rajendran Muthiah (4/9/2012 6:56:00 PM)


    The fate of democracy is to have the haves and have-nots. The second stanza depicts neatly the living conditions of the toiling lot. We are the people to mourn about it. Some welfare governments anounce freebies but only half of them reach the hands of the poor. The rich nations become richer at the expense of the poor. Excellent theme! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 9, 2012



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