Saturday, December 17, 2011

Such is Life… But Why It is Such?


They had gone there in search of the light of life but the smoke of cruel destiny blanketed the Sun of hope. The administrative brass of the hospital was busy polishing the veneer of the brand and ignored the layers of the rudiment safety. The brand kept getting the gleam but the aspect of safety, being ignored for years, reduced to dust. And one day this dust got livid and choked many lives.

I know such is life… but why it is such?

They knew the hooch is bad for health, despite that they smooched the hooch. It became their last philandering with the intoxicating water. They are gone but the brunt is being born by their families. The wives, mothers, daughters wail but the person who was a husband, son, and father a few moments ago is just a body now, it is bereft of any sensation of relationships. They are gone leaving a tough life ahead for their families.

I know such is life… but why it is such?

They smile like any other child of their age. They have dreams of being engineers and doctors like any other child of their age. They are also the apple of their mothers’ eyes as any other child of their age. But one thing that separates them is that their mothers are a commodity unlike other mothers of the children of their age. She is traded in the market of sordid desires every night.

I know such is life… but why it is such?

They pretend to be gathering at a place for few days to discuss the plight of farmers. The farmers hope that this time they will provide solution for their debt-ridden lives.  They debate, they create din in the house in the name of solving the problem. Days pass by and at the end of the day the result is cipher. After sometime, the politicians get back to the froth in the tumbler, while the farmers get back to foam in their mouths.

I know such is life… but why it is such?


12 comments:

  1. yaa.....such is life, and its of the AAM-AADMI of our incredible India....UNFORTUNATE, really.....

    very well written n thought provoking post.

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  2. excellent post. we are only silent spectators.

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  3. why is it such? why!
    pain in every line of the post & helplessness in every word
    human life has no value :(
    some of these incidents are so sad & the tragedy so huge

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  4. ohh wonderfully fabricated the torned wires of the commoner.. its pinches hard :)

    Weakest LINK

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  5. Such is life, indeed :( Blame it on the sin of Adam & Eve. This will most likely be the response you receive if asking a religious person :) After a while, it just doesn't cut it anymore . . . nicely penned article, Neeraj :)

    P.S. ~ Lovely photo of you! First time I've seen it :)

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  6. me ur 50th follower :) though i have read almost all ur posts. too late ?

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  8. A much needed poem for this world as such is the state of affairs in this greedy world!!! Nice work and keep going......

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  9. a very well written poem as i would like to call it on the harsh realities of life in this country..very well written

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  10. Such a poignant post. Such things make me feel immensely sad & helpless.

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  11. @ Sri: Thanks Sri for your encouraging words.

    @ Alka: Thanks Alka for your wonderful comments.

    @ Gayatri: Will write something cheerful next time.Anyway...thanx for commenting.

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