Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Teen aged boy

He is a teen aged boy
Waiting to see a life full of joy.

He starts his morning
With a sip of tea
And explores the whole night
Floating on the wheels of
The dense cigarette smoke.

He pumps the air in
Cycle’s tubes
He washes the plates in the road side restraint
He picks pockets in local trains
He blacks the cinema tickets
He plays with a knife
With his wounded fingers
He has blown all his worries in
cigarette smoke.

He is a teen aged boy
waiting to see a life full of joy.

His dreams are compressed in  a
Colorful  balloon
he watches the flying balloons
with his blank and emotionless eyes
some times he watches the
direction of wind
which sends his dreams to
God’s place hoping that
God will return his balloons
Full of joy and happiness for his life.

He is a teen aged boy
waiting to see a life full of joy.
Hemant kumar

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Help me…….

                       0 These children are fortunate because they go to school.

0 These children are loved by their parents and society.

0 These children are getting health care from this society.

0 all these facilities are provided to them so that they remain happy and healthy.

Then why can’t I get the same love and affection from the society….why do they disown me???
 Please give me a chance to grow,to live life, to get loved by some one,
to get good health and education,to be happy,…..Please help me…….
…………I hope you will do it soon.

Author---Neha Shefali

Friday, October 08, 2010

An evening with Ganges

How beautiful  are
the banks of Ganges.

Usually I sit in evening
on the bank of holy Ganges
dipping my feet in
its clean and deep water
many beautiful thoughts and feelings
come in my mind and heart
with every waves of  the holy water.

I watch the sun again
and  yet again
sun changes into a red shining ball
it takes a dive in
the deep golden water of Ganges
promising to see me
the next morning.

I watch the fisherman’s
clothless kids diving
from heights in the Ganges water
without any fear
as they have faith in the mother Ganga
that she will always nurse them
in her lap.

Children start swimming
like a group of golden fish
some water birds also
follow the kids
tries to
defeat the boats
which are competing with them.

I start comparing their lieves
With golden fishes
And suddenly a train
Starts whistling on the bridge
Telling me

Our life’s journey Is colorful
like the golden gleaming sun,
The blue water,fishes and these children,
We are supposed to
move on and on,
Just like a train.

How beautiful
are the banks of ganges.
Hemant kumar

Sunday, October 03, 2010


A big old tamarind tree stood at the outskirts of a village. Its branches were so thick that nobody could climb it. This tree was the house of many small and beautiful birds. Many birds like parrot, pigeon, cuckoo, magpie, golden bird lived on this tree. All the birds were good friends. They always played together, sang together, and made sweet music.
      One fine sunny morning all these birds were playing and singing. Suddenly, a woodpecker came and sat on a nearby tree and watched the birds play and dance together. Those birds hardly noticed him. After a few minutes, he went to them and requested, “ Friends, I am alone in this world. I have no home. Can you give me shelter? Can I also be your friend?”
       All birds stopped their game and gathered near the woodpecker. The crow said in his rough voice, “ get lost….we don’t have any place for dirty and ugly fellows.”
       “We don’t need your friendship”, Hari parrot shouted. Ultimately the woodpecker went away from there. He was really upset with their rude behavior.
         Next morning all the birds went in search of their food. At the same time, a wicked hunter came there. He carefully observed the huge tree and thought, “ Wow!! I think many birds must be living here. This tree can surely bring me some profit.”
         He thought for a few minutes and then threw his net on the whole tree and hid in the nearby bushes.
          In the evening, all the birds returned to their homes. As they started sitting on the branches, they all got trapped in the net. The wicked hunter was very happy. He folded his net and went away. At home, he shifted the poor birds in a wooden box and said, “Sweet friends, sleep here till morning. And then I will sell all of you to your new masters.” And after locking the box, he went to sleep.
        All birds started crying and weeping. Hari parrot tried to console them. But none of them listened. At last, he shouted, “Don’t weep friends. Lets try to face this problem with courage.” All the birds nodded. They started discussing the ways through which they could escape.
       Suddenly, they heard a knocking sound on the wooden box. They stopped murmuring and listened. The sound grew louder and louder. Hari parrot asked, “who is there?”
        But there was no reply. And the knocking continued. They got scared.
         Suddenly they saw a very big hole in the wall of the box. And a face appeared there. It was the face of the poor woodpecker. He whispered “Don’t be afraid…I am your friend. I have come to save your lives. I have made a hole in the wall of this box. Now you can come out one by one.”
         All the birds came out safely. They started going out through the open window. The woodpecker said to them, “ ok friends…bye bye.”
        Hari parrot told him,” why bye???? you will also come with us. We were wrong. You saved our lives. Now you will live with us because you are our dear friend.”
        And all the birds flew with the woodpecker as the open sky was inviting them to fly with their new friend.
Hemant kumar