Queeny Gona

Silver Star - 4,135 Points (16th august,1987 / KANIGIRI)

Today's Children - Poem by Queeny Gona

Pale-scale, almost lifeless
Resembling the ones
Placed on coffin
For bidding
Farewell!

No passer by
Can ignore their sigh
So did I give my best strive
To ease their belly for a while
Pulled my collar and counted it a pride!

Whoops! Few steps ahead
Shattered my brains
To face glut hands
All around, I
Stepped!

Remote village to hi-tech city
The scene repeats allover
Earlier helplessness
But today it’s a
Huge mafia!

Come on!
End this flight
Let the world fight
For Children’s right
To curb the evil straight


Comments about Today's Children by Queeny Gona

  • (5/29/2017 10:04:00 AM)


    Every child is entitled proper care, education, nutritious food to grown well and to become a responsible citizen. Decades ago things were different when children were a neglected lot. Now things are improved. A relevant poem and likes it. (Report) Reply

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  • Paul Warren (5/26/2017 9:03:00 AM)


    Interesting poem about children in your experience. Different to Australia but your poem is structured to imagery of a hard life. Any way a good poem. (Report) Reply

  • Hazel Durham (5/26/2017 8:32:00 AM)


    To stand up against the terrible poverty that children have to face and the sinister forces that use innocent children for their own evil advantage is a scandalous situation that has been overlooked for too long!
    Powerful, hard-hitting and great write! !
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  • (5/26/2017 5:29:00 AM)


    for children's RIGHTS- - - - - - - - - widens the zone of democracy (Report) Reply

  • Jazib Kamalvi (5/26/2017 5:28:00 AM)


    This is one side of the picture. The great poetess Pervin Shakir shows the other side. She says, jugnu ko din ke waqt parakhne ki zid karen. Bachche hamare ehad ke chalak ho gae, i.e. Today's children are so clever that they insist to analyse the fire fly at day time. Thanks (Report) Reply

    Queeny Gona Queeny Gona (5/26/2017 5:48:00 AM)

    Very true that the other side of the picture is splendid that they are doing marvelous job. On encountering a weird situation as portrayed in the poem I couldn't resist my self to raise voice for those vulnerable children. Thank you for the educative comments dear poet pal!

  • Upendra Majhi (5/26/2017 4:36:00 AM)


    Good poem. Robert Malthus said, food will grow in arithmetic progression and children population in geometric progression.The planet earth by its fecundity and God by HIs ingenuous magnanimity can handle that but
    selfishness, greed and cruelty of mischievous will pose problem,
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    Queeny Gona Queeny Gona (5/26/2017 5:44:00 AM)

    I agree with your lines sir. It is the selfishness and greed of human that is the major cause behind present crisis.

  • Bharati Nayak (5/26/2017 4:22:00 AM)


    You have painted a stark picture of poverty stricken children of the street who we see on railway stations and on the road crossings of cities and towns.I just feel ashamed of our administrative system when I see children begging on the streets.It is a well known fact that these child beggars are used by Mafia to earn easy money Begging should be banned.The child beggars should be kept in Care homes and Govt. should take responsibility of educating these children. (Report) Reply

  • Rini Jerry (5/26/2017 4:18:00 AM)


    Well written..let's all join our hands to protect children from these mafia (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (5/26/2017 4:03:00 AM)


    Reminds me of the song WHEN THE CHILDREN CRY popularized by WHITE LION.... a big 10+++++++ (Report) Reply

  • (5/26/2017 3:37:00 AM)


    Wow, Deep, and Intense Poem. I could sense your emotion from within it, Thanks for sharing Queeny +10 (Report) Reply

    Queeny Gona Queeny Gona (5/26/2017 5:49:00 AM)

    Thank you for your valuable comments dear poet!

  • Jitesh Shah (3/25/2014 10:51:00 AM)


    lovely poem of children love and also read my poem (Report) Reply

  • Queeny Gona (11/16/2013 6:14:00 AM)


    Yes dear Heather ma'am, I concur with Sir David Wood s remarks and I am left with the same question, how would they get it?

    For some poverty, helplessness to some other yet majority are on streets due to mafia! This has to be controlled in prime line dear Ma'am
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  • Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (11/14/2013 10:50:00 AM)


    The truth behind every bony child
    Is a uncaring potbelly walking ahead
    Some have too much and will not share
    Be it material wealth or just plain bread........

    Good poem and I welcome you to my page too
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  • Kanav Justa (11/14/2013 8:00:00 AM)


    Amazing poem... loved the increasing and decreasing length of the stanzas..: p (Report) Reply

  • (11/8/2013 9:26:00 PM)


    this poetess makes a wonder in her deep concern of children, she is my best poet to be loved to my heart
    Can ignore their sigh
    So did I give my best strive
    To ease their belly for a while
    Pulled my collar and counted it a pride!
    Can ignore their sigh
    So did I give my best strive
    To ease their belly for a while
    Pulled my collar and counted it a pride!
    be loved
    (Report) Reply

  • Tribhawan Kaul (11/8/2013 9:09:00 AM)


    A beautiful poem with a message. (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilkins (11/4/2013 4:53:00 PM)


    I agree with David, a good education of the children is a must it will change society. a good read (Report) Reply

  • Wahab Abdul (11/4/2013 10:27:00 AM)


    ''Raised I collar, counting it a pride! '' - -pulled my collar and counted it a pride..........enjoyed the poem... (Report) Reply

  • David Wood (11/4/2013 7:39:00 AM)


    It is a sad fact that there are hundreds of street children in society. Education is the only way out for them but how do they get it? A god thoughtful poem. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (11/3/2013 1:24:00 AM)


    Queeny, I feel that you are a mature person more than your age warrants! Such thoughts and actions from the part of youngsters are going to change the world! Innocent children are exploited by the greedy mafia! Making money is the sole aim of some people, least thoughtful of who all are mercilessly exploited! A powerful write! ! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, October 31, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, November 5, 2013


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