Friday, January 31, 2014

Oh Lord, where is that wonderland?

Days are gone, when there were human breathing all around!

Humanity is gone
So is the beauty of nature!
All I find today
Is city on fire – humanity on pyre!

Life is gone
So is the liveliness!
All I find today
Are robots with sheep and goats!

Emotion is gone
So is the meaning of love!
All I find today
Is physical lust and dying trust!

Sacrifice is gone
So is the social bonding!
All I find today
Are selfish relatives and cruel motives!
Oh Lord!
I still wonder if this is all you have
Or still you hold some secret boons
Before, I am laid to grave!
If this is the end of all
Then I wish to recreate
a land of harmony, peace and love,
Where I wish to meet you again!
Among people with love
And smiling with no pain!

Oh Lord,
Grant me strength
To bring our wonderland back,
Where children trek in fairyland!
Where love is passion not lust!
Where prevails the bonding of selflessness
And life blooms with happiness!!!

~Pratima Rai


  1. रचयिता, विधाता या परमात्मा से उसकी रचना या संतान का यह संवाद, एक निर्मल प्रार्थना है। भावनाएं बहुत सहज रूप से अभिव्यक्त हुई हैं और शब्दों का चयन प्रशंसनीय है। पढ़ते हुए इस कविता को अपनी भाषा यानि हिन्दी-उर्दू मिश्रित हिंदुस्तानी में अनुवाद करने की इच्छा बलवती हो आई।
    मेरा आशीष।

    1. Thank you so much sir....It is a pride to receive critics from experts. Thanks again :)

  2. bahot sunder vicharo ki koi sima nahi hoti.........!!

  3. So good ,,,,,, congrats Ms,Pratima
    You have put in a good way

  4. Very well written. Shows internal belief of poet that she believes in establishing a world that is harmonious.
    And also shows the pain she felt due to material mindedness.