Monday, 28 September 2015

One Little Question

I’m Sorry, I’m sorry
but just can’t help asking a question
To the hep youngsters
Of urban India
Can’t hold back asking      
even at the risk of being dubbed
old fashioned, outdated, over the hill!

Granted you have the money
of which your parents could only dream
enough money for a fast life, fast food
in swanky restaurants, every other day...

But so much of food as ‘starters’
with no place in belly  for main course!
yet splurging because it’s a buffet
 topping it with alluring ’deserts’!

Slowly visitors come knocking
Mr Cholesterol, Ms Obesity …
yet, you couldn’t care less
With age on your side 
but when close friends have easily entered
would diabetes and CVD
be far behind?  

Ps: CVD refers to Cardio Vascular disease
This poem was recited by me in the multilingual poet's meet organized by the cultural centre of Vijayawada


  1. I so agree with you. Health is the greatest asset and we realize it only when we lose it!

  2. Thank you Mridula for sharing your thoughts on the subject!

  3. Thank you so much Ila! Saw your feedback late.