Hasmukh Amathalal

Gold Star - 421,662 Points (17/05/1947 / Vadali, Dist: - sabarkantha, Gujarat, India)

Life Made Cheap - Poem by Hasmukh Amathalal

Life is made very cheap with total disregard
We have stooped so below and act substandard
Care for no human sentiments and demand unreasonable
Beg for things and ask excuses despite being capable

Why do we play with those who are dying every moment?
Have bare means to pull on with curios anxieties and movements
Life becomes cozy at one moment and turns cruel very next
Every moment reminds of living death with acid test

“Mothers O mother, we can we find you? ”
Two children were on the road with tears through
There eyes wide open with full of fears yet asking for beloved mother
No hope for their life‘s revival and scope for going further

“She had no food for quite few days” I learnt
She had no money even though due to receive as payment
Refusal came at times when she needed it for children
She dashed head against stone and lost it even

We have nothing to worry as most of us are blessed
No such problems in life and hotly to be chased
But we can think of those persons in dire need
By stopping some ambitions coupled with the greed

We have no answer for that poor lady
She was deserving life but could not remain steady
Children are on road claming for lost bread earner
I fail to visualize what will be the fate there after

They will be pushed to begging or land in brothels
They may be living commodity and always on sale
No choice for them to lead life of their own
We may curse, blame and sometimes frown

We must condemn such practice and desist
If can’t help them then at least forcefully insist
Don’t snatch with whatever they are leading
Let us try to understand their plight for feeding

Days may pass off with all the speed
Day by day we may want more and increase the greed
I swear not to cry over our behavior and style
But pray for their smooth life and stay meanwhile


Comments about Life Made Cheap by Hasmukh Amathalal

  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (1/2/2012 7:12:00 PM)


    JRNightingale 2011.12.31 17: 21 A giving nature should be an ongoing part of who we all are. Good thoughts and hopefully it will inspire others. Reply (Report) Reply

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  • (1/2/2012 6:49:00 PM)


    we are all only one heartbeat of the living... connected, responsible for, and in need of each other! fine poem! (Report) Reply

  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (1/2/2012 6:32:00 PM)


    Katherine Wyatt Trinity Poetry I saw this in your notes and tried to comment so glad you posted here as FB would not let me.. a (Report) Reply

  • (1/2/2012 8:51:00 AM)


    The gread of man is an hard one to get passed.
    A great poem.
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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 30, 2011



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