Thursday, November 18, 2010

Sleeping on Stones




The street is my mattress,
Stones my headrest,
The wind covers my body
Even as I curl up
Like a foetus
In a womb.

Roadside lamps –
My aid to study,
With cops punching me
As they demand:
“What are you doing, buddy?”

I hear that the world is advancing
To what I wonder!
My old man is still begging on the road
Even as the globe
Sells poverty
And promotes indignity.

One Shot Wednesday - Homelessness

15 comments:

The Write Girl said...

What a powerful poem...you have carved a beautiful story through the eyes of the impoverished. A beautiful story!

Jingle said...

powerful piece.
Thanks for sharing.

Claudia said...

deep and heartfelt write!

Brian Miller said...

wow great write...i hear the world is advancing...that caught me...

fyi...i think in the 4th to last line it is supposed to be 'still' not 'till'...i may be wrong but...

belladonna23 said...

this is powerful, you captured their struggled perfectly

chinmay28 said...

Nicely convinced with the theme :)

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Thanks Write Girl. It's difficult imagine life for them. But sadly, this pitiable and humiliating case is reality for them.

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Thanks Jingle. I am a wee bit late in replying...

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Thanks Claudia. Seeing such people around cannot make one indifferent...

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Thanks Brian. Nice you liked the lines.

And thanks for telling me...

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Thanks Bella. Struggle is what it is all about in the world...

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Thanks Chinmay.

Talha Jamshaid said...

This is a very informative article..I have made my effort in explaing the how Beggers Go

High Tech..The link is given below..

http://authorshive.com/2010/12/09/beggars-go-high-tech-in-saudi-arabia/

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

This is a very informative article..I have made my effort in explaing the how Beggers Go

High Tech..The link is given below..

http://authorshive.com/2010/12/09/beggars-go-high-tech-in-saudi-arabia/

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

deep and heartfelt write!