Ratnakar Mandlik

Gold Star - 106,534 Points (Aug.29,1950 / Hyderabad(A.P.) , India)

Rainy Season; Two Scenes - Poem by Ratnakar Mandlik

ONE

Incessant rains, heavy down pour,
Inundating roads, bazars and residences.
Rails slowed down and traffic jammed,
Pedestrians floating in waist deep waters.

Vehicular traffic forced at stand still
Helpless train commuters tied and jammed
Away from homesand places of work
They are surrounded with flooding mirk.

Reliving horrors of July 05 floodings,
Memoirs of it's impact frightening;
To the almighty their kins are praying
For dear ones safe home returning.

TWO

Away from Mumbai, in Marathwada region
The parched humanity and the parched land
Waiting for rains since on-set of season,
Weeks followed days and half season has gone.

Partial starvation and u quenched thirst
Has torn apart their lives and economies too
Hoping they are to move on with the glue
Of govt. sponsored aid and relief.

Opposite these scenarios, the special gifts
Of global warming and imbalanced environment
Caused by huge deforestation n carbon emission
Forced by self centered acts of the coterie.

Poet and copy wright @ Ratnakar Mandlik.

Topic(s) of this poem: nature, rains

Form: Free Verse


Comments about Rainy Season; Two Scenes by Ratnakar Mandlik

  • Poet PoetPoet Poet (8/28/2019 3:09:00 PM)

    niceeeeeeeee

    the success you have achieved
    is the fact ur answering readers each
    what a generosity
    O POET
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  • Anil Kumar PandaAnil Kumar Panda (8/14/2019 10:57:00 AM)

    What is a harsh reality! ! Suffering due to plenty. There is a contrast that give much sufferings to the people.

    'Opposite these scenarios, the special gifts
    Of global warming and imbalanced environment
    Caused by huge deforestation n carbon emission
    Forced by self centered acts of the coterie.'... is an eye opener. Great write.10+++++++
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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (8/9/2019 2:47:00 PM)

    Heavy downpour! ! ! !
    Muse of the rain. 🌧🌨💧

    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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  • Jazib KamalviJazib Kamalvi (8/8/2019 11:11:00 PM)

    A refined poetic imagination, Ratnakar Mandik. You may like to read my poem, Love And Iust. Thank you. (Report)Reply

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  • Geeta Radhakrishna MenonGeeta Radhakrishna Menon (8/8/2019 12:22:00 PM)

    Ratnakar ji, thank you for sharing this poem, highlighting the global warming and imbalanced environment.
    A full score for this seasonal poem.......10
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  • Geeta Radhakrishna MenonGeeta Radhakrishna Menon (8/8/2019 12:19:00 PM)

    An interesting poem that portrays the power of nature with rains and without rains. Mumbai has been flooded with rains that has hampered the daily life specially for commuters and office goers.On the other hand, there are areas that are parched and dried up still.. (Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (8/4/2019 12:52:00 PM)

    The advantages and disadvantages of rain has been astutely delineated by you as scene one and scene two. Excess of water and scarcity of water both are harmful to nature and human society. The reason of it is also well inscribed by you. It may be cited....Opposite these scenarios, the special gifts / Of global warming and imbalanced environment / Caused by huge deforestation n carbon emission / Forced by self centered acts of the coterie..
    This is an outstanding work.10
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  • Anjandev Roy (8/3/2019 1:54:00 PM)

    Wonderful description throughout. Thank u, dear poet.anjandev roy. (Report)Reply

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  • Aniruddha PathakAniruddha Pathak (7/27/2019 7:13:00 AM)

    Two realistic pictures drawn on rains.
    Nature does its job no matter what, but a little helping hand goes a long way.
    Is man aware enough and alive to the reality?
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  • Dr Dillip K SwainDr Dillip K Swain (7/25/2019 6:58:00 AM)

    An excellent poem! Liked the second scene most! My favorite lines: Partial starvation and u quenched thirst/Has torn apart their lives and economies too/Hoping they are to move on with the glue/Of govt. sponsored aid and relief.............10 (Report)Reply

    Ratnakar Mandlik(7/25/2019 9:10:00 AM)

    Thank you very much Dr. D.K.Swain for your inspiring comment. Typo omission in first line of 2nd stanza. It should be unquenched thirst. You always remind me my batch mate n friend D.N.Swain who too was from Odisha.

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (7/25/2019 4:55:00 AM)

    RAIN, RAIN, RAIN
    EVERYWHERE RAIN
    NOW THE SURROUNDING
    SUFFERS PAIN

    WATER, WATER, WATER
    WATER EVERYWHERE
    WHEREVER YOU GO
    WOULDN'T FIND
    A FAIR DROP OF DRINKING JAR
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, July 25, 2019



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