The Unheard Children!

Child trafficking is a form of human trafficking which is still into existence today.  Several countries are trying to curb this issue through various laws and measures. But, what can we, as a common man do to stop child trafficking? One of the things which we can do is, raise awareness of child trafficking. Further, we could support the livelihood of the poor families to avoid the need for their children to work and foster education. Also, we could help the survivors to rebuild their lives by lighting up the hope in them!

The agony and exploitation which the children go through is immeasurable. Here’s a short poem which I hope might depict the thoughts of the children suffering from trafficking.

 

I was born with a hope 

To see the beautiful world

With a little knowledge of what to do!

Just as I had known that 

I would be free to learn and play

The latitude to choose my own path 

Dissipated in no time!

 

I was abducted, bought and sold

Sometimes for labor, 

Sometimes for slavery,

And, at times for desires

But all the time against my will!

I had the urge to travel places

With all my family and folks

For amusement and memories

But, I was translocated across cities and borders

With no clue of what’s happening around!

 

I have been forced 

For long working hours

In such perilous conditions

Where, I am nagged each day

And the agony just piles up

But, I am tired of the plaintive wail!

I have been a victim of scars and bruises

My fingers burn, legs tremble and eyes water

I no longer feel safe

I wish to escape from these petrified nights

But the fear of abuse instills within!

 

There is nobody to empathize

Nobody to lend a listening ear 

And, there is none to hold on and say,

“Everything is going to be fine”

When I look at others of my age

I wish to be in their shoes

To study and play

And to be loved and cared for!

I wish for someone to hear me

Uncage me from the torment

For, I have been craving

To lead a joyous life just like you!

 

 

The cry of nature!

Whenever I see a dark cloud

I know it’s the harbinger 

Of an approaching storm

A rage which turns into a downpour 

Ending up in a radiant dawn

But I have been waiting for days

To feel the warmth of the rays

But no, I can’t even see the glance!

I wait. I wait and wait 

Just to realise that

She has been warning us from years 

To wake up, rise and act

But what do we do?

Ignore. Turn a blind eye

To all the hints of melting glaciers

The lapses of sunlight

The abrupt snowfall

The recurrent floods and famine

All of which can be paused

If only we could end this precarious path

Leading us to such disparity!

Never have I ever seen

The nature so harsh

Fraught with despair

Uproaring the anxiety

Depriving the lives of people

Leaving no place for birds to rest 

And animals to hide!

She is impaired and infuriated deep inside

For, she is lamenting over our acts

Her tears have no way to pass 

And are hard to be measured

We have failed to care for her

But yet she thinks for us

Only with a hope 

That we will hear her someday!

Let’s wake up and do a bit to protect our planet!

Memories!

As I sit down beneath the dark clouds

On a strip of golden sand

Hearing the roar of the sea

I flip back the pages of my life

Reminiscing about bygone days

To perceive what I have earned and missed

Just to realise that

I was making memories all this while

To treasure them for life

For, I cannot relive them!

As I hear the flow of gushing waves

Moments of the past cascade upon my mind

Just letting me know that

Some memories bring a smile

And some a tear

Some memories are made to share

And some to tell no one

Some memories keep you pushing forward

And some which are to be evaded

Some memories teach you the value of life and folks

And some teach you to let go the unworthy!

Now, as I watch the rise and fall of the tides

I learn that though bitter or sweet

I am carrying all the memories with me

As I take a step ahead in the future

Just as the tide can’t go back

And erase its path

I can’t waste the rest of my life

Wondering what it could have been

As, I have a story to tell

And a past to regret

But I know, I cannot erase it

No matter how old or new it is

So, let me just hold

Create and keep counting the memories

For, it will make an imperfect life a perfect one!

There’s always a reason!

Every lesson of life has its own teaching but you don’t understand it unless you go through it. When life is showing a rough path, don’t be disheartened. Don’t let what is happening around you break you down. Give yourself sometime and everything will be in place. Someday everything will make a perfect sense. But, remember to practice what you have learned in that moment of hardship and frustration.  Believe that everything happens for a reason to nourish you, to transform you for better things to come your way. Here’s my thought on life, hope it helps you to grow in times of need.

 
A day out on a stroll
After a series of awful days,
I try finding myself when I am lost.
I feel the rush of negative emotions and,
I ask myself, "When am I going to be fine?"
The feelings of anguish and the loss of equanimity
All of which, pricks me within
As it would take me awhile to retrieve.

As I walk deep among the woods,
I see the glimpse of moonlight under the canopy
Making me realise that stars can't shine without the darkness.
As I am on the verge of feeling good,
My mind reiterates the thought which I wish to evade.
I blame, I cry, I laugh
Soaring the bruises and letting myself break down
But, I cite that running away will make it hard to rise up.

As months and days pass by,
I walk through the same woods.
I sit. I recall and question myself,
"Why did it all happen?"
Now, when I look back
I appraise every little thing that happened.
The times when I was blown to bits
And, the times of my own accord.
I have no regrets and no complains
For I believe, everything happens for a reason
To add lessons to my life and evolve my soul
As each insight molds me into a better person for a better tomorrow.


Live, learn and keep going…

“You are only confined by the walls you build yourself”, taken from trapezium.com

Why believing in yourself is so important? No matter who you are and who you would be, believing in yourself can make headway against all odds. Remember, success cannot be fetched over a fortnight. Don’t despair and let go your dream. Never regret. You are never stuck. You can rise from anything. Don’t be afraid to face the consequences as you can always learn something new. All you have to do is, make up your mind for what you aspire and never look back. Every good and bad things that happen will eventually groom you and help you reach where you have to be in life!

Believe that you are here for a reason

Believe that you are here to achieve

Stop dwelling in your past and let go what it was.

Rise up, light up and have faith in yourself!

Be ready to fall, be ready to be lost,

But don’t ever fail to search for yourself time and again!

There might be a perfect plan,

And yet it doesn’t evolve the way you yearn

Then, comes the real test

Where, patience and perseverance is crucial,

As life is teaching us the philosophy of pragmatism.

You can’t lay down and you can’t stop trying,

Though it may all be in vain.

You might have to walk a long path,

To cope with the peaks and troughs.

Don’t be dejected but hold yourself

Believe that you are here for a reason

Believe that you are here to achieve

And there’ll be a day where you will prevail.

The Unnecessary Battle!

As humans, we wish and desire for various things. No doubt, we fulfill those desires but we are never satisfied. We all are so busy with our lives that we fail to look at things which mean a lot to us. I believe it is necessary to realise and pursue your goal because that’s going to make you the happiest whereas the crave for wealth and luxury is often ephemeral.

You and I are blessed with everything in abundance.

But are we really grateful?

We look around, sneak into others life

And mull over what we lack

But we fail to live with what we already have.

Months and years pass by,

But our wants and wishes see no end

And, the quest for satisfaction remains an eternal journey!

We are engaged in making our lives better

Without having a hint about what we actually intend.

We dive deep along the path and then realise “Oh! I wish I was doing something better”

As days pass by, no wonder we are loaded with affluence

But are we still happy?

Stop for a while and ask yourself

“Is it all worth it?”

And the conflict within continues

Yet, it remains unresolved!

It’s not always about opulence and status

It’s about you,your contentment and longings

Which is going to help you lead a happy life.

Emotions!

Our life is filled with emotions. Sometimes, we have a rush of emotions, positive or negative, based on the situations we face on a day to day basis. These emotions may make you feel delighted or disheartened. But then, we all struggle to know what to hold and what to let go. I have noted a few emotions in this poem. I hope you can relate this poem with your lives as well!

Somewhere between the day and night,

There’s a thought that arises, there are questions that constantly bother me,

“How do I express myself when I am under the shade of variety of emotions?”

“How do I let my emotions flow without altering the present state of mind?”

“How do I make my life a better place?”

I wish I knew the answers,

I wish I knew the path to follow to serve the purpose of life!

Somewhere between pique and peace,

I wish I knew how to overpower positivity over negativity,

I wish I knew how to pacify myself and get going.

I wish I knew this before, much before all the times when I was nettled!

Somewhere between glee and grief,

I wish I knew what to hold and what to let go,

I wish I knew how to hold my feelings before they fall out of place.

I wish I knew this before, much before the times when I was grieving!

Somewhere between trust and treachery,

I wish I knew how to distinguish the two,

I wish I knew how to sense those dubious thoughts,

I wish I knew this before, much before the times when I was ignorant of treachery!

Somewhere between desire and despair,

I wish I knew that desire can lead a way to my thoughts.

I wish I knew how to light up my way with hope,

I wish I knew this before, much before when I thought that there is nothing to desire when in despair!

Somewhere between triumph and trounce,

I wish I knew where I stand.

I wish I knew how to carve my way to reach the zenith among all the obstacles,

I wish I knew this before, much before, the times I let failure touch my heart!

And, somewhere between love and loathe,

I wish I knew the value of love and to be loved.

I wish I knew that loathing would seize the journey of a jovial life,

I wish I knew this before, much before as I would spread love over million lives.