Let me tell you a short poem on Great Indian Litterbug
I was just five when one of my cousins
Elder to me by twelve years,
Gave a new meaning – to manhood,
The puppeteer was thinking he was right,
The puppet was acting dark in the daylight.
That was our first visit to Qutab Minar…
Our parents, and all of us, kids, including…
My brave, young brother – a young man.
He scratched names – of friends, a gang
On the walls with a nail
He’d found on the ground
He spit here and there
To exhibit his masculinity
He hooted and stare
With all power.
The chef thought all the spices were put right,
The dish was happy getting ready for a long drive.
He wasted food, threw it
Here and there
Without bothering a bit
Or even about food.
On illogical points
With his parents.
He did not even bother
To throw the empty carry bags
After consuming his food,
In open, shamelessly,
Even when we had dustbin around,
Even when everyone else
Was doing just the opposite.
A free spirit, living
On his free will, whims and fancies,
A budding man
Believing to do
Just the opposite
To what is right in life,
Setting a wrong example
For the ones younger to him
His parents did not bother
To correct his misdeeds
His siblings were never convinced
Of any right in such activities.
None of the siblings followed his path
But his parents should have taken a call
To set him right.
My Mom tried to point out
To each of his stupid deeds
But his mother, every time,
Said – he is just a kid, will learn as he grows.
But the day never came, when he could
Chose a right path, or his parents could guide him
To set his mind and actions right.
Probably they were able to foresee, despite
All these brave deeds of his,
A future bright.
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Many years have passed since that day. Saksham was a young man at that time, brimming with deceleration and a negative mindset. He could never get his mind right, even though he had become as a known journalist in a media firm. At 40, he has not been able to reach a substantial level professionally. Probably the negative mindset never let him think right in terms of his education, career or professional growth. His younger brother, Rahul is an engineer employed at an MNC engaged in automobile manufacturing. Their sister, Bhavna, is a well-established doctor, having completed her MD from a prestigious medical college. The good thing is that Rahul and Bhavana were never influenced by Saksham’s deeds and followed their own path – their own mannerisms guided by their inner self.
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On the other hand, I still feel, that had Saksham’s parents taken a few steps to inculcate some good habits in him, by telling him what all wrong things he was doing that day in public and how such deeds would put a negative impact on his personality, society and his personal growth; it would have been an entirely different life for Saksham. Probably he also would have become a pilot, engineer, doctor or could have pursued any such field.