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His wild heartbeats were losing their proud strength
Shuddering at the netherworld that blinked and mocked
A few lucid moments before the darkness closed in
Agony dragged and stretched to a yawning limbo

His over-sized dark head dazed and delirious
Fought proudly to stand on those skeletal shoulders
Weighed down, weary and on his starving fours
The little boy dragged on while the gods were still busy

The patient vulture edged closer to death
And the five-year-old braved his last battle
Willing himself to keep moving, to breathe
If he didn’t want that big bird to come closer!

That was a life who hadn’t known comforts or gods
A living face that had flies eating at his eyes
Fighting to survive another day without food
Thirsting for water he had never seen from source

Miseries piling high in Mother Earth’s records
Where little lives are pawned to obscure realities
Prayers and hopes get jilted at prayer houses
And justice just remains a word romanced…

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  1. Date: 3/5/2015 11:08:00 AM
    This is very expressive, Bindu. The vulture waits as yet another life nears its end. Why does it have to be like this! So sad and touching! Who is to blame? Some have it all....others have nothing! Justice is blind!! #7 // paul

  1. Date: 10/2/2013 3:36:00 AM
    What a breathtaking, brutal yet beautiful poem Bindu!...Your compassion awes me - Tim

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 10:08:00 AM
    i feel for these children and your compelling piece addresses this plight with much compassion... such a piercing, heartfelt work, bindu..:) huggs

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 8:53:00 AM
    Hi Bindu, you inspired a poem.

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 7:05:00 AM
    The images of these sad faces flash accross our television screen and we here in north America sit in our comfortable chairs and ponder for a moment. We feel a tinge of sadness perhaps write a check or sponsor a child. In the end many are lost and once again we are oblivious to the world beyond our own. This is a very sad and humanizing piece, I applaud your spirit.

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 6:49:00 AM
    such emotive feelings penned, it makes me stop to ponder and pray that justice might be more than just a word romanced soon some day, when the heavy hand of mercy comes to save, love you girl, stay beautiful and strong always, xxx

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 4:51:00 AM
    - A touching poem Bindu...- Sad but well written. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)