Poems by Dattatraya H Saitawdekar

Elderly Support

a poem by

Dattatraya H Saitawdekar

The wilful behaviour of uncontrolled birds
Trees should not feel and get disturbed.

Trees should grow high in the sky;
Get on with the birds and enjoy their joy.
Should be ebullient and swing at will
But firmly they should stand in the soil.
So with the wind, trees should sail;
To protect the nests, they must not fail.

Left out in the cold, with fall of leaves
Trees should keep living their lonely lives
Existence of trees is must, for a reason;
For the birds, alienated during change of season,
Support of the trees, birds always get
Branches, even dried, are rests for the nests.

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The Free Electron

a poem by

Dattatraya H Saitawdekar

The electron in the innermost orbit
Whispered in the ear of the free electron,
In the outermost orbit;

‘O friend,
When one looses the energy,
This is always the fate.
Around the centre,
Flattering, very closely,
It has to rotate.’

But,
The free electron itself,
Is still unstable,
Knocking at closed gates;
Blaming to that
Unavoidable moment
Of stimulated
And excited state.

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We are United

a poem by

Dattatraya H Saitawdekar

We are united.
Number of times, we are united.

In every challenging situation,
whenever, we face the enemy,
we are united
My whole country is united.

Otherwise,
we are split up into different groups, different parties,
different religions, different castes,
different states.

Even then,
we, all in our own party, are united against the opposite party.
We, all in our own group, are united against the opposite group.
We, all in our own religion, are united against the other religion.
We, all in our own caste, are united against the other caste.
Whenever, we quarrel with our neighbour,
we, all in our own family, are united.

When we file a suit against our cousins,
we, all brothers are united.

We are united;
number of times, we are united.
In every challenging situation;
whenever, we face the enemy,
we are united.

The more powerful the enemy,
more united we are.

Hence,
I look forward to
facing an unknown alien enemy,
from the other world,
in order to unite the human race;
in order to unite this world.

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