Plastic Bottle

The inferior material,
Made from,
Semi-synthetic organic solids,
The- plastic,
Allures the poor kids,
To run widely,
And catch a bottle,
Of malleable material;
This molded substance,
Fills them with happiness,
As the kids don’t have,
Amazing toy cars and,
Cute Barbie dolls
To play with,
And so they,
Enjoy with,
The plastic bottle
A poor substitute,
But a rich source,
For imagination,
The semi-starved,
Children of the slums,
Give forms and shapes,
By twisting and turning.
Opening and closing,
Filling it half,
Seeing the clear aqua,
Through the,
Plastic’s transparency,
The vibrant,
Malnourished kids,
Find their happiness,
Through very,
Small objects,
On the other hand,
For the affluent,
Posh society,
Is useless waste,
To be thrown,
Or merely crushed,
Under their uncaring,
Well-Shod feet.

© Srishti Sharma

3 thoughts on “Plastic Bottle

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    ” Plastic Bottle ” engages the unsuspecting casual reader with its seeming ,deceptive simplicity.
    As with all good poetry ,an otherwise mundane subject matter is adroitly transformed into a clinically sharp polemic on the free market economy and its cult of consumerism, by the Poet.Who not only
    reveals the true heart of the poem’s dialectic ,but also of the Practitioner-Poet themselves.

  2. Louis Kasatkin

    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for October 2013 , the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended . **** Poem of the Month..****…”Kunjumon” by Reena Prasad…..In the Category of *** Highly Commended *** ( tabulated alphabetically ) are the following……*”A Dog called Scotch” by Rahul Aithal*…*”An Evening Sonnet” by Safdar Bhatti*…*”Glassy Turf” by Gopal Lahiri*…*”Life” by Sarita Jenamani*…*”My Soul Song” by Joanne Gallagher*…*”October Feast” by Iulia Gherghei*…*”Oh My Poem” by Maaya Nair*…*”Plastic Bottle” by Srishti Sharma*…*”Remember Me” by Gina McKnight*…*”Simple Simon” by Maria Ni Mhurchu*…*”The Funeral” by Sana Rose*…*”To my Teacher,with love” by Geetha Ravindran*…..**The ICOP Poetry Critic (Bi-Monthly) for September/October is Rashmi Malapur **

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