Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi


Please Stay Away, Our People Have To Survive! - Poem by Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi

A curd woman carries a pot of yogurt that drips on her moon forehead
The crystal white droplets drench the old soul, shouts, "yogurt,
Fresh yogurt, churned butter, anyone wants to buy? ",
Vegetable man pushes his cart, full of colorful vitamin vegetables,
Shouts as usual, "Vegetable, Vegetable, Green vegetables".
Fruits seller and fish monger carry their bounties in the baskets,
Pots, pans, spoons and brooms are sold on streets,
Sweat, tear, longing and desperation in discreet,
What place do the multinational whole sale retailer hit,
On the soil of poor people, where people live as dogs and cats.
Please stay away from us and we are not the good market,
as the habit of descendant will not let you see the profit.


Comments about Please Stay Away, Our People Have To Survive! by Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi

  • (4/17/2012 11:38:00 AM)


    let us only hope they will leave you be! let the common people live! (Report) Reply

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  • Rajendran Muthiah (4/15/2012 5:50:00 PM)


    The MNCs are suitable for planned cities where there is no traffic jam. But to thickly populated countries, as you have said, where the people live as cats and dogs along the narrow lanes and streets, the MNCs are unsuitable.
    Yet they make profit with the zoom of IT parks. The big plazas swallow the small ones and there is competition among them to survive.
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  • Raj Arumugam (4/13/2012 2:07:00 AM)


    very perceptive lines, VS...yes, the MNCs invade grounds far off and deep inland, and no one and nothing seem immune...hopefully the voice of conscience and better govts may bring usher in more enlightened times... (Report) Reply

  • Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar (4/12/2012 11:32:00 PM)


    a perfect perception in ian unusual arena has brought out this thinkable poem. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 12, 2012



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