GIFT OF LIFE

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Life a wonderful gift given by god,
Realized when an event happened–very odd.
A day when I bunked the school,   

Went with my friends, making myself a fool.

To the nearby river to take a bath,

Who knew I had to face the river’s wrath?
Trying to swim in the water, known only to a few

Enjoying the moment and cool wind that blew.
Current of water in the river was slow and steady,

With the desire to learn swimming,I was ready.
Then, I suddenly started to drown in the depth of river,
My friends when seeing me started to shiver.
I started moving my legs and hands very fast,
It was useless, I felt overcome, but I had to last!
I cried in a loud, forceful tone, “Save me!”
I started to feel unconscious, unable to see.
When I opened my eyes, I felt myself at the brink
I was amazed, dumbfounded, unable to think

Friends told me I was saved by a villager boy,

I thanked him expressing feelings of joy.

I had never seen my death so near,
We went home in a mood of cheer.
This became a horrible day that I won’t forget,

But from parents, it was a secret kept.

                           by KAMLESH ORAON

AN UNDERPRIVILEGED CHILD

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Running down the streets carrying a bag,
Searching every dustbin and picking useful rag.
Wearing cloths filthy and torn,
Struggling in the earth where he is born.
Still laughing and playing with his friends,
Enjoying the world of changing trends.
Walking barefoot around the city street,
Feeling no pain in his soft feet.
Curious for playing with electronic toys,
On seeing playing with them young boys.
Imagining the taste of pastries and ice-creams,
Is he happy with his broken dreams?
Dreaming of living life with joy and comfort,
But everyone treats him like dirt.
Willing to go school for learning,
Wants to become rich through earning.
Filled with truth and innocence in his eyes,
But who cares in this world of hatred and lies.
A world where humans become wild,
Is there anyone to care about the unprivileged
child?
            By KAMLESH ORAON

REALITY

stock-photo-man-s-hands-tied-with-chains-42844855When I was a kid,

I was always tied through restriction,

always demanded for more freedom.

Small decision were taken up by parents,

which I never liked.

As I grew older restriction become less,

more exposure to outside world.

Given choice to make own decision,

which they believed I would make with precision.

But the snare of worldly illusion,

again chained me up through….

responsibilities,dreams,obligation..

Burden of expectations from

family,friends,love and society surrounded me.

Couldn’t enjoyed the freedom outside,

Struggled to make right decisions.

As time passed more,

I was tied tight through chains..

of more responsibilities, obligations and dreams of future.

Then I realized the world’s reality,

where one have to survive with own ability.

Broken toys were better than broken dreams,

pain of restriction were better than pain of losses.

The chains of worldly illusion kept pulling back,

gave many wound and burn,

but taught never to take U-turn.

It tries you to give disgrace,

so better be ready with courage to face.

But same time taught to fight with hope,

showed ways to reach on the top.

                        by KAMLESH ORAON