Many, including vulnerable children, survive,
Engaging in gruelling physical work, strive,
To keep hunger at bay, undernourished,
Stunted in growth and wasted.
With life threatening acute malnutrition nemesis,
Calamities like drought leading to clean water crisis,
Children become vulnerable to deadly diseases
Like cholera, diarrhoea and measles.
It’s not possible to eliminate conflicts,
But saying nay to it, is worth it.
So, we should deem it right
To turn sufferings to beacons of light.
Addiction, racism, secularisation,
Domestic violence, divorce, separation,
To climb the steps of betrayal is a must,
To rebuild love and trust.
Over this war of man against man
Over ‘unbridled human struggle’ span
Why not realise that time is a ‘brief candle’,
That UTOPIA is unattainable?
Why not focus on reducing,
Plagues and epidemical diseases debilitating,
Famines and wars annihilating,
Infernos, inundations havoc creating?
And why not focus on protecting
Instead of massively destroying
Our flora and fauna perilously,
Poisoning our life-giving air hazardously?