Locusts


swarming together mindless
across the skies boundless
miles across continents
is it hunger or daftness ?
for the farmers to brave
crops turning in to graves
sense of foreboding
amongst settled enclaves ,
am I talking of locusts
or humanity lost ?
aren’t we worse
abusive cruel and crossed ,
robbing everything around
not just crops on the ground
we dig under
and we cut abound ,
not after years but
day in and out
insensitive are we
the skies we rout ,
and the rivers the sea
also the mountains so high
for self absorbed us
they are just wealth to amplify !
Thank God , He was wise
He did not gift us wings
else avarice in guise
would zoom across in rings …..
locusts swarm
and they disappear
but unfortunately , we are here
to stay forever ……
© Dr Swati A Gadgil , All Rights Reserved .

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About Dr Swati A Gadgil

Anaesthesiologist , practising since last 30 yrs in Mumbai and medico legal advisor. Counsellor for Children at Puberty , Parenting , Stress Management , Motivation and Peace MBBS DA LLM Postgraduate in Human Rights Postgraduate in Hospital management Founder President of NGO, Dombivli Women's Welfare Society and it's youth wing NayaSavera Published three books of poetry Columnist and writes on various topics like Stress Management Appointed by Times of India as Consultant for their NIE Newspaper In Education Program Recognised by Medical associations and Rotary Speaker and panelists on Tele media, print media and National and International conferences Taekwondo Red Belt

2 thoughts on “Locusts

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    Quite a polemical piece delivered with commendable momentum that slams on the brakes at its very culmination with “unfortunately” and “forever” and so cushions its intended impact.

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    1. Swati A Gadgil Post author

      Thank you dear Louis . Sorry for a late reply . A close friend of mine is diagnosed Covid 19 positive hence was busy .

      Reply

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