Bharati Nayak

What A Shame! ! - Poem by Bharati Nayak

We have travelled to Moon and Mars
We are to conquer many more stars
With the blessings of science and human brain
So much progress have we made in material gain
Man has this world's treasure under his feet
Still his greed for more remain unsatisfied

He sends rockets and space crafts to explore more
While people on this earth die of poverty and hunger
Calling mankind developed is only a sham
As all knowledge of man has failed to solve a simple problem
Why poor man's labor selling so cheap
Why rich man's labor selling rich
Why poor man's life is so cheap
Why rich man's life so rich

What a shame! !
We can not solve a simple equation
We can not equate rich and poor
We can not stop rich getting richer or poor getting poorer
We can not bridge the widening gap
As the fate of billions is controlled by few hands

What a shame
All of man's knowledge
Has gone down in the drain.

Topic(s) of this poem: equality, life

Comments about What A Shame! ! by Bharati Nayak

  • Ranjan Kumar Ghosh (1/20/2018 1:25:00 AM)

    While people on this earth die of poverty and hunger
    Calling mankind developed is only a sham
    As all knowledge of man has failed madam great imagination your poem10+++++
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  • Siddartha Montik (11/29/2016 5:06:00 AM)

    What a Shame..Shame!
    so perfect to put it! What a shame.. Wonder what a Rich might feel if read this Poem..ahh might think of a business chance using this Poem but he may not budge from his stance..never think of the poor or widening Gap...for he may not know at all of that Gap! As long as Greed and Politics are in such friendship we we all have to bare this Shame! Clear truth written in simple words.10++ (Report) Reply

    Bharati Nayak (11/29/2016 5:20:00 AM)

    Thank you Siddharth for your valuable opinion.

  • Sriranji Aratisankar (9/5/2016 1:55:00 AM)

    What a shame
    All of man's knowledge
    Has gone down in the drain. You are absolutely right Bharati.. Is it real civilization? You have raised the fundamental question... Answer is not known...
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    Bharati Nayak (11/29/2016 5:22:00 AM)

    Thank you Sriranji Aratisankar for reading and appreciating my poems.Yes it is a fundamental question.

  • Darwin Henry Beuning (8/12/2016 10:19:00 AM)

    Bharati, reviewed your poem this morning, very nice, deserving of a 10. Perhaps you will like my poem, The Dance. (Report) Reply

  • (4/26/2016 10:13:00 AM)

    All men may be borne equal. But dont live equal. (Report) Reply

  • Akhtar Jawad (2/14/2016 4:20:00 AM)

    A thoughtful touching poem. (Report) Reply

  • Clarence Prince (2/11/2016 9:34:00 AM)

    What a Shame! We can do so many things, but we cannot fix fairness or equality!
    What a shame, indeed!
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    Bharati Nayak (2/11/2016 11:09:00 AM)

    Thank you so much for reading and commenting on my poems.Yes fixing fairness and equality has remained the toughest job.Poets have come together against inequality and they have the power to bring about a change.I have much faith in the might of pen.

  • Sekharan Pookkat (2/11/2016 8:31:00 AM)

    equation is so simple
    but not solved yet
    as it lies so simple
    from the beginning to end
    where it started
    and stands still in inertia
    unless it is compelled
    to make a move
    who dare to move
    no body!
    what a shame!
    and life goes on..............
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    Bharati Nayak (2/11/2016 9:53:00 AM)

    Yes, like you said, inequality is to stay unless there is a concerted effort to remove inequality.Revolutionaries, philosophers, poets and writers have raised their voices against inequality.Moreover, the history of mankind is the story of constant struggle against inequality found in various levels of human life- between man and woman, rich and poor, country and country, and so on.My point is why after making so much progress in science and technology, people die of hunger and poverty.It is because of lacuna in policy formation, unequal distribution of wealth, concentration of wealth in few hands, tax evasion, and greed.The gap can be bridged if developed nations and world leaders focus on this problem and work for a solution.

  • Edward Kofi Louis (2/11/2016 3:01:00 AM)

    Yes, wickedness as seen all over the world! ! In the name of mankind. Nice piece. (Report) Reply

    Bharati Nayak (2/11/2016 10:45:00 AM)

    Yes, inequality is one of the most wicked disease afflicting societies that breeds many more diseases.

  • Sayeed Abubakar (2/7/2016 9:53:00 AM)

    So powerful feeling, so powerful expression; you have been a true rebel poet here, like our national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam. Thanks, dear Didi. (Report) Reply

    Bharati Nayak (2/11/2016 9:31:00 AM)

    Thank you Sayeed for liking my poem..I really feel humbled when you take the name of great revolutionary and nationalist poet Kazi Nanrul Islam.I too find your rebellious tone against inequalityt fanaticism, dogmatism, oppression of free spirit in many of your poems.Thank you brother for your appreciative words.

  • Abderrahmane Dakir (2/4/2016 7:46:00 AM)

    So truthful your poem. We can not stop rich getting richer or poor getting poorer. Thank you for sharing. (Report) Reply

    Bharati Nayak (2/11/2016 10:52:00 AM)

    How lovely it would be if the stark difference between rich and poor is removed.Thanks for reading and commenting on m, y poem.

  • Souren Mondal (2/3/2016 9:58:00 AM)

    It is indeed a real shame that despite having everything required for a fair and equal society, greed and treachery of all sorts have destroyed the balance of life... Thank you for sharing Bharti. A well written, commendable poem.. (Report) Reply

    Bharati Nayak (2/3/2016 6:54:00 PM)

    Thank you Souren for your comments.The Politicians, scientists, social thinkers and all intelligentsia should come forward to solve the problem of inequality affecting societies and work for a more equitable social order.

  • Fabrizio Frosini (2/1/2016 11:31:00 AM)

    yes, dear Barhati, your poem fits.. SEND :) (Report) Reply

    Bharati Nayak (2/11/2016 10:00:00 AM)

    Thanks Fabrizio, I am so glad to be included in your Poetry Project.

  • Anil Kumar Panda (2/1/2016 9:47:00 AM)

    The achievement does not hold any meaning so long as a single soul dies of hunger. Nice. (Report) Reply

    Bharati Nayak (2/11/2016 9:58:00 AM)

    Thanks for your valuable comment.If we can not provide food, home and medical care to all people, development has no meaning.

  • Kelly Kurt (1/31/2016 3:08:00 PM)

    Excellent commentary, Bharati. If we don't destroy ourselves, we will hopefully become more sensible in the years to come. (Report) Reply

    Bharati Nayak (1/31/2016 7:16:00 PM)

    Thank you so much for your valuable comments.The world leaders, the rich and developed countries who control the wealth of the world, who write international laws, who control world bank, who make trade laws, who have superior military strength to bring poor countries under their control should think over the problem.The world has become one village and the unrest of one part may engulf the other.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, January 31, 2016

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