Tribute To Bijli-The Elephant - Poem by Rohan Bendre
The Journey Of my Life has came to an End.
All i Have a List of Complaints to All of you.
Never was Me so Curious to hear the Replies.
Who were you to Employ me as a Labourer.
Instead of Giving up a Fight. You decided to call a Right of Choice.
All i knew was the Collection.
That was my only source of Protection.
Never did i saw a Positive Voice.
All you people knew was Rejoice.
No Matter the Pain I recieved in Entertaining You.
Hardly Someone Paid Attention.
All i urged was Urgent Action.
Never were the Policemen up for Action.
All they did was Warning but no Strict Action.
I Was beaten, Injured
All you have to do is to imagine yourselves in my place.
The Pain, Agony Suffered is out of your Imagination
Hundreds of you would have joined hands had it been a Child or a human.
How Come Animal Labour be Amusing to you.
If Child Labour is a Crime Animal Labour has to be a Crime.
Old Age and Injury may be the reason of my Death
But Aren'tAll of you are responsible who failed to take Action.
Wake up when you see Animal Labour
You have to call the Authorities.
If Child Labour is Crime Animal Labour is also a Crime. Calling it a Choice is Double the Crime.
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