Why do parents weep?
It is a pity to see some parents
gloomy and panic in society
due to their own sons and daughters
whom they fed, nurtured and taught.
With simple life and faith,
Tolerance and hard work,
Parents survived indigence and hardships,
for freedom, equality and fraternity.
But those children who loved posh life
flirt with friends to reach afar.
They slipped to the vast horizons of-
Zealots and rackets of under world.
They trample our tradition with indignity
And punch the heart of loved ones.
They ramble as rogues and frauds
Sink in different kinds of misdeeds.
Rape, rapine became routine and shameless.
Sells narcotics and kills fellow beings,
With out any mercy or guilty conscience.
Corporate politicians, capitalists,
God fathers of illicit nexus,
Prophets of globalization and liberalization
Becomes guides and inspiration.
A rush of the tide lifts them up
In the sky of hopes and dreams,
a world of money, power and wealth.
Cyclones throw them down to the deepest
ocean of darkness, silence and death.Nirmala James