I walk on a road lush with dreams,
a road of forgotten and veiled dreams,
sometimes slowly, sometimes gaily,
sometimes lost, sometimes profound,
I walk a road of unknown mysteries,
fervently finding my way through the endless path.....

Friday, July 12, 2013

Let them blossom!

Have you ever noticed
those delicate little hands
who polish your shoes
prodigious you stand

Have you ever noticed
in the mayhem of town
weavers of dreams 
you curse upon and frown

Have you eve noticed
bright twinkling eyes
while they mop the floor
in a hope to rise

Have you ever noticed
the zest in their hearts
when they serve you silently
and you leave them to starve

Have you ever noticed
those burnt fingers
in your noise and celebration
their pain lingers

Have you ever noticed
the teary eyes
when you abuse and stab
pleasing your mighty pride

Have you ever noticed
the innocent why's
you left them to be gobbled
in a handful of lies

Have you ever noticed
the trembling bud
when you harassed her
and threw in a mud

Have you ever noticed
the dolls you carry
when for materialistic whims
you forced her to marry

Have you ever noticed
the sweat they shed
not to read and learn
but to beg instead

Have you ever noticed
the severity of your crime
selling the priceless pearls
for less than a dime

Have you ever noticed
when a boy you sodomize
its not just him
but a generation you victimize

Have you ever noticed
that you noticed not
little blossoming flowers
our worlds garden has got

Notice them now!
running wild and free
they are our greatest gift
nurturing them is victory!


  1. Awesome loved it, especially the emotions behind this poem :)

    Take Care

  2. Replies
    1. the situation is indeed troublesome!

  3. High time we notice NOW and stop child labour.
    Very articulately expressed. Loved it!!

    1. hey Aditi! yes, its time to put an end to a heinous crime like child labour. Glad you liked it!

  4. Yes I second Aditi! Very good poetry Malik!

  5. Touched my heart Sarah. Lovely.

  6. Replies
    1. thank you so much ankur. welcome to the blog:)

  7. Nice poem....actually i am out of words, child labour as a curse has been hogging Indian children below poverty line... these children work when in reality Education is what they need.... You've pointed out all the aspects :)


  8. Hey, Hi
    A strong message, subtly put. Nice work.



  9. Such a beautiful thought you have in here - and presented so well. Loved it.