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Among the Crowd

by Sneha Subramanian Kanta
(Mumbai, India)

Blooming alone

Blooming alone

Among the crowd
I walk on the lonely street;
A Flutter of people pass by me
Unnoticed goes the half-naked child
Sitting on the edge of the road
And looking at the sky

He probably is sure that the heavens
are hearing his cry
He seems starved and frail
But people still walk by

Each one without a smile
Like undistinguished smoke that flies out
of the chimney - - in that mill

People walk on and I--
remained stranded here
The small boy seems to have caught my sight
for reasons more than a few

But I have to walk;
I have to go on
There is no space for
Solitary Loners.

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Apr 16, 2011
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Thank You
by: Sneha

Thank you dear Lakshmi, Geetashree and Padmaja. Feedback is valuable for a writer.

Apr 06, 2011
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good
by: padmaja

poignant indeed

Apr 04, 2011
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A BEAUTIFUL POEM
by: Geetashree Chatterjee

The solitary loner startled by the naked child brings back a plethora of visuals...Very well written, indeed!

Mar 31, 2011
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A simple poem
by: Lakshmi

Hi Sneha,

You've brought out the unnoticed scenes on our way in simple words which really remind people to think for a moment, in this busy world! Thanks for reminding us through your beautiful poem.


Mar 29, 2011
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Thank You
by: Sneha

Thank You, Tanuja. I'm glad you liked my poem. Your comments are always welcome.

Mar 28, 2011
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A HEART FELT POEM
by: Tanuja chatterjee

I loved the poem. The insensitivity lurking within our hearts is effortlessly put in simple words.The routine and rat race ...and our hearts of steel...Liked the solitary bloom also.

Mar 28, 2011
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Thank You
by: Sneha

Thank you so much for all your comments.

Thanks dearest Mohit. Always a pleasure to read your feedback

Isabel, I'm glad to have feedback from you. You're correct, people have lost the nerve it takes to be humane. Man's estrangement with the man made world.

Vimala, why single out Mumbai? Its increasingly happening everywhere. Thank you so much for your valuable words.

Mar 28, 2011
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Indifference
by: vimala ramu

I have heard that Mumbai crowd is particularly the way you have described them. Each for his own self.A feeling poem,Sneha.

Mar 28, 2011
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the reality...
by: isabel


Gone are the days when people walked with their hearts on their sleeves.

Now they all walk like a harnessed horse, eyes partially covered and only keen to strut forward unmindful of anything around them.

Mar 28, 2011
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Sad Truth
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True, we had become so mechanical in our daily lives that we don't notice things which are around "US".

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