Savita Tyagi

System, People And Family - Poem by Savita Tyagi

System, People And Family

Give them a system
And give them a family
What will they choose?

Change the scenario a bit
Give them a system
And give them people
What will they choose?

System is Dharma* in workable form
Unless eternal changeable is its norm
Last it can centuries in modified form

Family is made up of human beings
Living breathing channels of life
Filled with emotions and thinking mind

System is corporation in sentient
A computer program in hard drive
A book of rules and code of ethics

A system not competing with changing lives
Tethered and unviable to innovative minds
It's ink fades upon antiquated sheet of time

Incompatible with new ideas
Fanatic defenders of old system
Become abuser of it's citizens

System run with people impersonal
Without empathy for collective welfare
A mere body without heart and soul

Harsher the system faster it's destruction
Dissatisfied people burn it to ashes
Upon the tomb of old new law flourishes

Unlike system a family founds itself
On love and care for each other
Adopts to changing times quickly

Family a loose unit of individuals
Values its members more than
Laws of impersonal system

The close bond of emotion takes root
From the time of child's first touch
Of smiling mother's sweet breast

It blooms upon father's strong shoulders
Flowers under warmth of sibling hands
And spreads its fragrance in community garden

A system must protect and behold
What a family creates and offers
To nurture the finest of social order.

Note: The word Dharma is used here expressing a collective way of life in any society.

Topic(s) of this poem: society

Comments about System, People And Family by Savita Tyagi

  • Souren Mondal (2/9/2016 8:26:00 PM)

    I was drawn into this poem because of its title and boy it is really wonderful. The manner in which you drew similarities and differences between an impersonal, apparently logical system devoid of all emotions, and family values that are based upon emotions and (often) not-at-all rational feelings and sentiments of the members is a wonderful one... The dharma of the family is always different from the dharma of the system, and we had seen what happens when they collide in Ram - the raja of Ayodha, or the husband of Sita? ?

    A brilliant poem out here, one that deserves to be applauded on its merits of bringing out a philosophical concept through analogy.. Thank you for sharing.
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  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (3/18/2015 4:44:00 PM)

    Poem touches the heart with intimacy of the family as source of happiness.
    The close bond of emotion takes root
    From the time of child's first touch
    Of smiling mother's sweet breast
    Beautiful lines build up the family saga. Thank you.
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 17, 2015

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