The Bargain


@ GEETHA RAVINDRAN

Open up to us
Lingering on to the forbearance
They plead
Counting on to the endurance
They trudge with their destiny

A call, an appeal
The mothers to feed their off springs
Tuckered in the anguish of
Unforeseen nemesis

Their homes were their world..
In and around their lives whirled…
The coercion when smudged into
Their land, their soil

Here they are
Being chased
Drowned into the foul mess
Keep trudging on and on
With their arms of appeal spread

Drenched in hunger, a slinky bulge
Approaching
Sunken in thirst, a skinny kid
Urging for alms

They wait for you,
For a meager bit of bread
Unkempt, to hide their shame

Do arise, country men
Throw away
The annihilating rivalry
The Itching burns on humanity

Open those shut doors
Crush those barricades
Let them enter into the domains
Of their right for livelihood.

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About GEETHA RAVINDRAN

Born on first Nov 1959 in Mumbai, INDIA. Had the schooling at Mumbai & graduated in Physics from Calicut University in Kerala. Married to M Ravindran. We have 2 boys , the elder is Lt. Commdr in Indian Navy & the younger boy is doing his MS ( Aero space) at IIT Chennai,India. I am working as a MATH Teacher at Kendriya Vidyalaya since 1980. I write poems in Malayalam, English & Hindi. Published a malayalam Poem collection "JWALA" in 2009. Many of my poems have been published in journals.

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