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Dark Chocolate - Poem by Reshma Ramesh

Wrapped in shinny wrappers,
golden, red, silver and brown,
chocolate, the king of sweets,
everyone's favorite treat,
dropp it in your mouth,
it slips and melts,
bitter sweet with nuts,
lover's gift, chocolate kiss!

Born in West Africa
bred by little hands,
little feet walked three days,
on stale porridge and water,
sweets they have heard not,
schools they know not,
only cocoa farms.

With machetes in their hands,
they chop the pods,
often, when they swing too high,
they strike their leg,
often when they swing too low,
they, strike their hand,
hospitals they have none,
muddy clothes they tear
and tie the bleeding wounds,
continue to collect the beans,
for a child in the city
might be throwing a tantrum,
for his favorite sweet.

Hungry hearts, candy bars,
snakes bites, valentine's gift,
gift of blood, spraying pesticides,
dark, white and milk, pleasure trip,
horror, blood and tears, cartoon strip,
Easter egg, child labor, dark treats.

When the men in uniform they arrive,
the children hide the machete,
and pretend to play, how can they
for they know no games.

The cocoa bean from black, muddy
bleeding hands sit on the shelves
of the finest stores where tiny
soft pink hands pick them up
From hand to hand the chocolate
travels, sinned on the way
bitter sweet, the chocolate's way.


money.cnn.com/2008/01/24/news/int ernational/chocolate_bittersweet.fortune/ - 70k -
www.antislavery.org/homepage/news/cocoareport 290702.htm -
www.american.edu/ted/chocolate-slave.htm


Comments about Dark Chocolate by Reshma Ramesh

  • Rookie Dhriti (7/6/2018 5:07:00 AM)

    I feel nice to read the article about the chocolates. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 0 Points Robert Fernandes (4/19/2012 5:44:00 AM)

    Hi, I love this brilliant poem of yours. Read it many a times and read it to my 9 year old daughter too. She too loved and understood it. You are a gifted writer. Bravo! (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 5,713 Points Saadat Tahir (6/7/2009 11:46:00 AM)

    no ordinary poem there..
    only a deeply feeling heart and mind is capable of narating such a beuatiful poem

    the wizardry of inetrtwinig words and situations has been phenomenal...
    yes indeed the scourge of child labour in many situations is traced back to cultured and manicured hands....Condescending in treacherous extreme....
    ten and cheers (Report) Reply

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