kunjubi varghese

Rookie - 295 Points (12.9..1972 / Trivandrum, Kerala, India)

Twinkle Twinkle Little Stars! - Poem by kunjubi varghese

‘Twinkle, twinkle, little stars,

How I wonder what you are.'

'Up above the world so high

Like a diamond in the sky’'

So is the rhyme we heard from Grandma.

Through generations again,

And again it is remembered.


A few decades, and too much waters flowed

Under the bridge, and we are so changed.

These lines are still glued to our lips

But the scenario has changed drastically.


No stars glitter in the sky!

No milky way flows in the heaven!

No moonlight caresses the nature!

No lovers meet under the starry sky,

Or under the serene moonlight!

No romantic feelings aroused by nature

With its magnificent charms, and tantalizing blues!

Artificial lights and sodium vapour lamps

Illumines the sky; devouring the natural lights.

Blue sky has changed to smog, and utter darkness

Prevails from dusk to dawn; twilight to twilight.

In the midst, populace crawls

Like worms, to earn their livelihood.


Skyscrapers hamper the sunlight reaching the streets;

Traffic jams, crowded pavements.

No one desires to have a glimpse of natural light.

The Pole star, the Scorpio, Betelgeuse

The waning moon, the luster of the rainbow,

Floating white fleeces of clouds, flocks of migratory birds,

An occasional lightning, a thundershower.

All are becoming alien scenes in urban life,

While people competes in the rat race

And watch shadows of these, in the idiot box..


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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 21, 2010



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