Vidi Writes

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Widening Gap - Poem by Vidi Writes

Gap is widening between Young and Elder
Young are tied and hurled into survival opera
Elders hang around the concluding era
Without fire heat not felt, ashes won’t remain
Problem serious, only a few bother, why triggered
Fixing the ‘Who’ the favorite call, becomes.
Blame game is a professional hobby of all.

Nation is progressing, developing
Scale of Education and job index are at peak
Opportunities are heaped at pointed locations
Even an inch of land is not be spared
Young man and woman are leaving the home
Elders rejoice the state of financial affairs
In between they forget the gap in between.

When stage is all set and elder tries to enact
He finds hands and legs short to act
The grandiose of the stage only remains
Without the show on, spectator too leaves
Elder remains alone, reluctant to leave the stage,
Now, forgetting the ‘why’, he reasons the ‘who’
Senior citizens are left alone, the gap is felt.

Far away from the stage, young toils his youth
Finds a sound and matching mate towards growth
There is no time to take rest but still gives birth
Newborn creeps over the floor of commercial sitting
Poses with posh mall suit, feeling the dearth of warmth
‘Cry’ for all needs fulfilled except clock pulses of parent.
Gap between child and parent unseen but up cause.

Childhood spent waiting near the gate then door
Tossed between TV and home work, no story time
Tight hug and a kiss on forehead, once in blue moon
Children learn to mourn along with the alphabets.
Whom to blame? Parent, who sweat to spend on home,
Needy child, who crawls to hold the pace of the feet?
Depth of gap, slabs deep, a price to pay for development.

Hard earned money gets poured into education trusts
Departmental stores, garment houses, restaurants,
Amusement parks, medicine and households
Except love and care getting into proper channel
No time for moral supports, sharing experiences
Child – a tool to fulfill unattained dreams of elder.
Unbridgeable gap, wide and visible, still ignored.

An independent child labeled a boon in the abode
Brilliancy and smartness are leaders in the race
Parent thrills in the trends and success of young
Allows full winged bird to fly away from nest
Everyone busy settling the debts and accounts
Civilization masks the need for bounded life
Gap is felt visibly and accepted irreversibly.

This cycle repeats generation by generation
No solution is at sight during this globalization
Everything is for life and for living, they cry
Something to be paid for moving toward progress
But then why is this cry for mercy at the old age?
Don’t wait for the bridge, don’t play blame game
Widened Gap is all you have earned at every stage.

Gap is widening between Young and Elder
Who should think and act?
Or the society as a whole?


Comments about Widening Gap by Vidi Writes

  • (5/1/2009 1:04:00 AM)

    well, there is a gap...and that's inevitable...but that gap should not get widened...the youth has more to act responsibly in this aspect...a descriptive write...profound well framed...10 (Report) Reply

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  • Palas Kumar Ray (4/18/2009 12:37:00 PM)

    We creat the Gap and we do repent!
    We don't want to be a loser but we become.
    Time to weigh what we lose for what.
    Thanks for showing deep concern about this widenning gaps.
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  • (7/8/2008 1:52:00 PM)

    man relevant questions, as Abha rightly said, the deluge will carry us all, when will good sense prevail. thought provoking piece Vidi.Thanks

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  • (4/17/2008 11:16:00 AM)

    The deluge will carry us all…
    Towards many paradigm shift

    well composed sentiment...liked reading it.
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  • (4/15/2008 1:56:00 PM)

    The big work and big 'a riddle …' philosophic nature of the mentioned questions is logical intelligently and causes interest, but … _ 'Blame game is a professional hobby of all.' It is beautiful … (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Poem Edited: Saturday, June 13, 2009

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