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Monday, February 27, 2012

Many Faces


A billion faces and a billion dreams
   Many faces of India we daily glean
Rising with the world, craving for the best
   A few thousand rub shoulders with finest
New mass of educated, have passed many a test
   Running the oiled systems, to their ablest best
The lecherous and villains in droves infest
   Who reap shameless share in others harvest
 Many a million poor, hapless, stare into emptiness
    Struggle hard to meet ends for their daily exist

PS- Image Kind courtesy Google

73 comments:

  1. well portrayed...
    good take on multiple faces sir !

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  2. Beautiful lines...very innocent picture

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    1. Thanks Seema! Am happy you liked the picture too:)

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  3. Awesome...People are born same everywhere.. but some people make a positive difference from their lives and some negative and some just live.. Lovely words as usual :-)

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    1. So true, Jenny! Thanks a lot for those lovely words!

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  4. The state of our country in crisp poem. I loved it!

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  5. Beautiful words truly reflecting the many myriad faces that we stare into as we start our day each day... The crux of our life and it's mystical living, portrayed so beautifully :)

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    1. Thanks for those lovely comments, Arti!

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  6. Aw wow, as beautiful and perceptive as this poem is, I am saddened by the last two lines. I do hope that with education and mutual care and understanding, things can change for the better!

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    1. Sam, it is painful but a harsh reality and I too wish we could make some difference:)

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  7. You have captured so much in such few lines. It is really shameful the way few are depriving the masses.

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    1. A sincere thanks Zephyr for those words!Hope those who indulge in this realize this some day:(

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  8. Lovely words and sentiment in your poem dear Rahul and three beautiful smiling faces.
    A hug
    xoxoxo ♡

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    1. Thanks a lot Dianne that you liked it:)

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  9. I won't say our country will not improve, Rahulji! It might take more time...the ratio of educated people is improving which might help.

    Will you please do this tag when you have time? http://maradhimanni.blogspot.in/2012/02/tough-elevens.html Thank you!

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    1. Agree with you, Sandhya! Will try to work on the questions and tags:) Interesting..

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  11. These words are so true. Very well said. Thanks for the lovely compliment said in my blog.
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    1. Thanks PAPS for liking this and also my comment:)

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  12. Hit the bottom! Well captured the real face in poem.

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    1. Sometimes one has to dive deep:)Thanks Jeevan!

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  13. A true poem reflecting the sentiments we all feel, and we pray that no child in this world wherever they are must ever have misfortune of only emptiness to stare in his/her world.

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    1. So true, Rama! It is very painful to see many people being denied even basic existence due greed of few!

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  14. Beautiful carving. Lovely poetry, like always! :)

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  15. powerful powerful words which capture the essence of what is going on right now. Really amazing how you are able to capture so much in so few lines.

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    1. Am grateful, Anjuli that you could find resonance of thoughts!

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  16. It breaks my heart to think about suffering kids...I am a mom....

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    1. Francesca, I can understand to be a mother and to see hungry faces of children around could be very hurting!

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  17. The grim and harsh reality ... captured well in few words! Kudos!

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    1. Thanks a lot Shilpa, for your nice comment:)

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  18. great, you've delivered all with pure and honesty heart from you. Thanks for sharing , this is wonderful!:)

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  19. Dreams are what we Indians have and it helps us to survive today and live for another day... Great composition!! :)

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    1. Thanks a lot Binu!It is now becoming the survival of the fittest:)

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  20. I liked the way you wrote this line Sir,

    "A few thousand rub shoulders with finest"

    Truth and hard hitting reality...

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    1. Thanks Saru!I sometimes feel sad that so many who could benefit at least for bare existence are not targets of vultures!

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  21. excellent words reflect our sad reality. And I love the pic too.

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    1. Rachna, thanks a lot for your nice words!I am happy that picture was in harmony with written words:)

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  22. Beautifully coined as always Rahul, how I wish there was a magic wand to convert all the negative faces in to positive ones!

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  23. Thanks a lot,Padmaja! I agree with you:)

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  24. Beautifully said ..That is the reality of our country..It makes me so sad..We are such a nation of extremes...Hope we can meet somewhere in the middle ! :)

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    1. Thanks a lot, Natasha. What you say is just what I also feel, to have a middle ground for all to coexist happily:)

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  25. Beautiful words as always, Rahul. You too should take up writing more seriously. You will do a great job.

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    1. Thank you Rachna! I look forward to those encouraging words from likes of you and this keeps me going:)

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  26. Beautifully penned:) Pic is so appropriate for this post.. Loved it:)

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  27. Sad and true ! But how many of us really do something to help such kids in our own little ways.

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    1. Thanks a lot, Kavita! Wish we could help in some small way! A sincere thanks for following my blog:)

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  29. Sad.. We do not know how lucky we are to live up here in north..

    Hope you have a blessed week!

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    1. True Tanya! Some of us are very fortunate:)

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  30. Sad but so true...so aptly expressed.

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  32. Superb presentation.
    Moved by the emotions expressed.
    Thanks for your visit on my blog.

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    1. Thanks, Rakeshji for those nice comments!

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  33. This is what is exactly happening. The Extremes. I seriously wish something was done to help out those kids.
    Really touched!

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  34. Thanks, Ashwini for those supportive comment:)

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  35. you are a man of a few words but can sure hit the mark!! I love this poem mainly for the ease with which you skimmed through the piteous condition of so many!! Thanks for the beautiful comment on my blog Rahul!! :)

    Your new follower on GFC/Networked blogs!! :)

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  36. Thanks a lot Jen, for that lovely comment:) Welcome to my blog and a sincere thanks for following:) You made my day..

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    1. Thanks, Vinati for taking time off to read my posts and liking this one:)

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    2. too good ..very expressive,,,:)

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    3. too good ..very expressive,,,:)

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    4. Thanks, Harman for taking time off to read my posts:)

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