A dream of filling the stomach
He leaves the home
in the hope of filling his stomach,
weaving the dreams
in the net of uncertainty.
his dreams come true,
and he is able to earn
as much that can win his hunger.
At times his dreams gets sleep
with his empty venter.
Every time the hopes raised in his heart,
appears to die in the cycle of
leader’s speeches, fake promises and victory.
Under the rule of corruption and ambitions,
his stomach is kicked frequently.
He can’t understand,
how the shares fall while the inflation is rising?
When nothing is changed in his life
then why these leaders keep changing.
By putting eyes on the prices of
flour, lentils, potatoes and onions,
The son of the soil curses his fate.
He walks out again on the path of uncertainty,
carrying the dream of filling his stomach,
When the nervous sun rays enters his closet.
By Monika Jain ‘Panchi’
Poverty is curse. A section of society in our country is not able to fulfill even their basic needs. The above poem is reflecting the pain of such people, who are even not sure to get the food to fulfill their hunger. Their dreams are confined to just calm their hunger. The worm of corruption eats the share of these poor people while executing the development programs and schemes. Because of the injustice and corruption, economic disparity is increasing day by day, that is a bad sign for our economy. There is a need to eradicate the poverty from the roots.
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