Thought Blurbs to awaken our collective compassion…
Jahannum (AKA Hell)
Colourful polythene shacks
Lining the sides of potholed tracks;
Are definitely not a pleasant sight
But for the dwellers, this is their ordained plight!
Profusely sweating when hot
And almost drowning when it rains a lot;
Having a scourge of mosquitoes for company
Alas! Miseries for these folks are too many!
Health and hygiene have taken a backseat
Living amidst garbage and sewers is not a delightful treat;
Reeking of rotten trash and excrement
These people can do nothing but just sit and lament!
Hunger and disease are their family members
These are issues that will continue to burn like embers;
Respite, for them, doesn’t seem to be written in their fate
And that doesn’t give them a feeling that is great!
Generosity and compassion are the need of the hour
And relief for them will be by doing everything within our power;
There’s nothing more divine than a poor man’s smile
And to bring it on their faces let’s go the extra mile!