Thursday, January 6, 2011

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a time to forget whats gone by
to relish the presence and look forward
when few drops of whiskey take your nerves,
last thing to happen was to loose your morale!

fireworks depicting art in the sky
cheers and cries ringing in my ears
cameras flashing, strangers hugging
when the world uttered one loud phrase

a perfect beginning is what i wished
a new year with happiness all around!

but alas! you had a different reel in hand
a crowd hungry for the heat of fantasy
when all around prayed for a better tomorrow
some, in the crowd, prayed for some mercy!

a mob, u feel, is your strength
pity on your manhood and self respect
she might be divorced, widowed or alone; but
she is a woman, not a toy of pleasure!

those few seconds changed my prayers
a perfect beginning is what i wish
a new year with happiness all around
where men of honor make me proud!



TOI Bangalore edition, on 31st December 2010 had warned all girls not to be on MG/brigade road after 5 in the evening. Despite the warning some girls did show up and the night of celebration turned ugly for them. Helpless souls could do nothing but to silently witness these girls being molested by a crowd of hooligans. Men in uniform did come for their rescue, but by that time some minds were left shaken. its still a man's world, sadly not every man act like a MAN!

30 comments:

Nidz said...

I never knew all this happened tht too in Bangalore!!! I m shocked!

Anwesa said...

Sad. I just pray someday this line by Tagore comes true : "Into that heaven of freedom,let my country awake."

Luscious Sealed Lips said...

One of those times when you want to act as a rebel, but the society fails you once again.

Kisses.

Rajlakshmi said...

indeed its a man world and some never act like one...
brilliant poem...
wish you a happy new year.

Priya said...

Sometimes i wanna shout... only i can hear is vaccum.

Manu said...

I hate myself 4watchin it helplessly..
Imagine urself in her shoes n try sayin 2urself- "Happy New Year"

Sonshu said...

Oh wow. So well written. But such a sad thing. :/ sad that humans can be so inhuman. :/ very sad. :(

WarmSunshine said...

i dont know about this incident but if this is what i think it is, then its such a tragedy,... correct me if im wrong anil

ah nice place still... i remember your colorful headers :)

Naina said...

Any girl will burn with anger reading this..and a true man also will..

thanks for writing this one Sawan...

sawan said...

Nizzi, i was equally shocked when I saw it!

sawan said...

Anwesa, Amen!

sawan said...

LSL, rightly said!

sawan said...

Lakshmi, thnx and same to you :)

sawan said...

Priya, happens with everyone. sadly :(

sawan said...

Manu :(

sawan said...

Sonshu, right :(

sawan said...

Meher, i guess its exactly wut u think it is and yes it was a tragedy! thnx swthrt, this space sure missed u!

sawan said...

Naina, more than anger, i felt helpless. i wud avoid going to tht place with my frnds, but tht wudn change the insecurity tht girls feel, wud it? :(

Chandrama said...

Its good to read sensitive hearts. They should just be a little less mishandled by the society.
Keep writing. You write very well

sawan said...

thnx Chandrama :)

SAHITYIKA said...

:)

deeps said...

a lot has happened since then and we have proved to be less 'men'...

so no updates??

Nikita said...

Your thoughts are amazing...

would love to read you...

sawan said...

Sahityika, smiley smiley smiley :)

sawan said...

Nikita, the pleasure wud be mine :) welcome here.

sawan said...

Deeps, no updates as of now. wud be bac soon. thnx for checkin in :)

sawan said...

Deeps, cudn find ur web page. deleted it?

sawan said...

Sahityika, just a smile? :P

sawan said...

Deeps, wud be back soon :) cudn get ur blog, did u hide it?

sawan said...

Nikita, you are always welcome :)thnx for visiting