Monday, June 14, 2010

Tragic Turnaround

Diminishing moon light
Disappearing clouds
Drizzling droplets
Sleeping village
Sleepless factory
Tireless workers
Toiling hours together
Trembling hands
Turning on vent
Though not meant to be
All happened accidentally
Gushing water
Gathering gumption
Entering into tank
Easing in chemical reaction
Enormous gas
Fast and furious
Fumes of Methyl-Ico-Cyanate
Leaking through chimneys
Lying down lives
Hibernated hamlet
Howling hooters
Hapless factory-men
Hovering here and there
Turning off vent
Things under control
Closing down reaction
Ceasing leakage
Sleeping village
Still under moonlight
Several years after
Sleepless lives
Seeing through decades
Verdict vindicated
Compensation claimed
Not happy though
Sentence not so strong
Lets hope and pray
Justice delayed but can’t be denied!
Vijay Sai
Ivette T 09 January 2013
This is a great poem!
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Vijay Sai, I read your poem 'Tragic Turnaround'. As a poem, it is well written. It reveals the tragedy of Bhopal. V.K.Kanniappan
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This brave poet [vijay sai] dare not turn his back on the poverty and tragedy his country's populace has endured. Keep writing, I shout out with you as I have to do right here in America.Poets have to be voices for the voceless.Thanks for sharing!
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Ramesh Adwant 21 June 2010
Thanks Vijay Sai for inviting me to read your poem.It is interesting and realistic. Anyone aware of the current scenario in India would immediately know what you are trying to tell through your poem. What justice can be expected by the victims after twenty six years. People of Bhopal have learnt to live with their misery. No compensation can bring them back to their pre-tragedy days. We can only feel sorry for the victims. It is also necessary to do our bit for our fellow citizens but our action should not be delayed. We need to come together and fight against injustice.
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Gan Chennai 21 June 2010
Well Done, Vijay! All the Four Pillars of our Democracy have happily slept ignorant for over a Quarter Century. What a Great Shame, Bhopal Gas Tragedy is! One more thing that has much perturbed me is the Daily Accidents on Indian Roads. Turn the pages of 'Daily Thanthi'. Horrible Stories. We are now used to it. In 2008 people around 118,000 died in Road Accidents in India. (http: // Tragedies are around the corners in India. Our Politicians are no different from Warren Anderson. I will be Happy if you try your poetic skills on such issues also. Let us feel Bold enough to be Ashamed.
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Adeiza A. 19 June 2010
Touching piece...wish I had visited this piece earlier. So true, factory workers are exposed to hazards often. Still, the welfare package is below par.
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King Singh 19 June 2010
Awesome Poem! ! Excellent Collaboration of words & Meaning! !
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Marieta Maglas 18 June 2010
Extraordinary words from an extraordinary poet. Your last lines are truly poignant.
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Varleria Nasuva 18 June 2010
This is a poem worth thinking about. It's so well illustrated intertwined with great mastery. Let me read one more time again. Keep up.
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Jose Delosantos 18 June 2010
This Is A Beautiful Poem.
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