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When life is uncertain
Death certain
How long can 1%
Live with wealth of 99% ?

When life is uncertain
Death certain
How long can fascism
Stop growing egalitarianism ?

When life is uncertain
Death certain
Will the judge awarding death penalty
Attain immortality …?

When death is certain
Life uncertain
Can drones satiate their hunger
By serving hatemongers?

When life is uncertain
Death certain
Has any religion
Ever-lasting prescription?

When death is certain
Life uncertain
Why do people amass wealth,
Overlooking health,
Committing the same blunder
Of loot and plunder ,
Why fight for  everything
When ‘ take away’ after life is nothing ?

Why not live with harmony
Why acrimony ???

Sheshu Babu
is a writer who could be from everywhere or anywhere since he embraces and wants to foster the whole world.

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  1. Farooque Chowdhury says:

    thanks a lot.

  2. Emily Spence says:

    Thank you for writing this poem. It’s another thoughtful gem, Sheshu!

  3. Keep asking the aching questions. They gather a momentum that will find its own fulfillment in ways we have yet to imagine.

    • Farooque Chowdhury says:

      yes, i agree: keep on asking questions, and those will gather a momentum.

      and, Stefano, you see, we’re talking to each other. isn’t it nice?

  4. Liaquath Mirza says:

    Couldn’t be more profound than this. If only humankind could understand the transitory nature of life and evolve into a more responsive and responsible beings and strive to live in harmony with not only fellow beings but also have empathy towards other living beings who have inherited this earth.
    Seshu your poetry reminds me of Sahir’s shayari….simple lines conveying profound meaning. May your tribe grow for world’s good