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Coffins on the Highway

Coffins on the Highway,

Zip past me.

 

Swinging left to right,

No blinkers I can see.

Some bodies glued to their mobiles,

Some bodies without seatbelts.

 

Coffins on the Highway,

Zip past me.

 

Some bodies have enough alcohol within themselves to burn their pyre instantly.

Eager to embrace the demons of death.

Sure these bodies have loved ones who care about them.

A mother, an old father, a caring and supporting wife with kids.

 

Coffins on the Highway,

Zip past me.

 

Bang I saw another thud in front of me.

And I pulled over to inspect the coffin ahead of me.

Blood all over,

And broken limbs.

 

Coffins on the Highway,

Zip past me.

 

With no one willing to bother to stop by, forget a willing gesture that one cares,

I put these listless limbs on my wheels.

We spin to the hospital,

To revive these fellow coffin travelers.

 

Coffins on the Highway,

Zip past me.

 

Back at the hospital,

After some easy yet routine formalities,

They started the treatment,

And we informed the kin of these coffin travelers.

 

Coffins on the Highway,

Zip past me.

 

Another life saved, or may be reborn.

Never neglect a coffin on the highway.

Do help other coffins out of sheer fear or pure duty.

The next coffin could carry your loved ones or you !

 

Coffins on the Highway,

Zip past me.

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Road accidents are on the rise across the world. Statistics apart, what is important is that how responsible are we when we are behind the wheels. Most people consider ‘driving’,  to be a right.  Seldom is it emphasized  that it is a privilege.

Yes there are idiots on the road. At time we ourselves drive idiotically. But may be 90% or more of the accidents can be avoided, provided we drive exercising our privilege responsibly.

Can we more responsible coffin drivers ?

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When Hunger Strikes!

On my way to office,
I saw a young boy, of a tender age.

With innocence in his face,
And his clothes in a mess.

He begged by the roadside,
With hunger in his eyes.

He was shrugged off by the people,
Like a bug too feeble.

Then a dog passed by him with a loaf of bread,
And he chased the dog with no dread.

Away at a road side gutter,
He ate the stale bread with no ounce of butter.

He shared, the bread with dog besides,
Cause, he knew how it feels in a hungry stomach inside.

Like the dog he had no identity,
Both were the children of the almighty.

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तुझी वाट पाहता

तुझी वाट पाहता 
तुझी वाट पाहता पाहता डोळे भरून आले,
वाचा फुटेना कंठ दाटून आला.
तू आलास असा भास झाला,
नक्की परत येशील हा मनी धस घेतला.
तुझ्या आठवणी मनात आहेत ताज्या,
तुझ्यावाचून जगणे झाली आहे सजा.
आमचा  जीवनाच्या अंती आम्हाला एकटे टाकून गेलास,
तुझ्हा फक्त आसरा हवा होता,
फाफुट पसारा सोडून गेलास.

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बुडूनही जगावे

बुडूनही जगावे  

समूद्र किनार्यावर पाण्यात फक्त पाय घालून येत नाही मजा,
तशीच प्रेमाच्या सागरात बुडाल्या शिवाय येत नाही मजा.
बघणारे म्हणतात अरे हा तर गेला कामातून,
पण बुडणारा म्हणतो, किती बर वाटते पहा तर बुडून.
प्रेमाच्या सागरात नसते कुणाची भीती,
फक्त प्रेमच असते अवती भवती.
प्रेमाच्या सागरात लागत  नाही श्वास,
फक्त मनात असावा विश्वास.
प्रेमाच्या सागरात लागत नाही तहान भूक,
चोहीकडे प्रेमच असते कधी न संपणारे सुख.
प्रेमाच्या सागरात लागत नाही थंडी,
दोन जीवांची उब असते, उबतील सुधा दोन-चार अंडी.
प्रेमाच्या सागरात राहायला लागत नाही भाडे.
एकमेकांच्या हृदयात राहायला कसले आले भाडे.
फक्त काळजी घ्यावी गैर समाजांच्या भाव्र्यांची .
समजून घ्यावी भीती खोल दर्यांची.
असे हे सुंदर जग या प्रेमाच्या सागरात,
बुडूनही जगावे ह्याच सागरात.
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Convenient thinking

When the poor want more money for a raise, they are demanding,

When the rich want more money, well they are more ambitious.

When the poor protest, they are rebelling,

When the rich protest, well they are fighting for a cause.

These differences I can’t understand,

This hypocrisy I can’t stand.

When the poor take to drinking they are hopeless drunkards,

When the rich drink, well they are socializing.

When the poor have no clothes , they can’t afford.

When the rich wear no clothes, well they are fashionable.

These differences I can’t understand,

This hypocrisy I can’t stand.

When the poor are denied their rights, they are not worth it,

When the rich are denied their rights, its human rights violation.

When the poor makes mistakes, they are careless,

When the rich make mistakes, well to err is human.

These differences I can’t understand,

This hypocrisy I can’t stand.

When the poor die, they are just dead,

When the rich die, well it’s a loss of valuable human life.

These differences I can’t understand,

This hypocrisy I can’t stand.

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