A Touching Poem

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આજનો સુવિચાર :- મૃત્યુ બાદ પણ લોકો તમને માન આપે તો જીવન સફળ કહેવાય.

હેલ્થ ટીપ :-હળદર અને સુંઠનું ચૂર્ણ સરખે ભાગે લઈ મધ સાથે ચાટવાથી દમમાં રાહત રહે છે.

[મુંબઈ સ્થિત શ્રી તેજલભાઈ મજુમદારે આ કાવ્ય મોકલ્યા બદલ મેઘધનુષ આભારી છે.]

A Touching  Poem

I went to a party Mom,
I remembered what you said.
You told me not to drink, Mom,
So I drank soda instead.

I really felt proud inside, Mom,
The way you said I would.
I didn’t drink and drive, Mom,
Even though the others said I should.

I know I did the right thing, Mom,
I know you are always right.
Now the party is finally ending, Mom,
As everyone is driving out of sight.

As I got into my car, Mom,
I knew I’d get home in one piece.
Because of the way you raised me,
So responsible and sweet.

I started to drive away, Mom,
But as I pulled out into the road,
The other car didn’t see me, Mom,
And hit me like a load.

As I lay there on the pavement, Mom,
I hear the policeman say,
‘The other guy is drunk,’ Mom,
And now I’m the one who will pay.

I’m lying here dying, Mom….
I wish you’d get here soon.
How could this happen to me, Mom?
My life just burst like a balloon.

There is blood all around me, Mom,
And most of it is mine.
I hear the medic say, Mom,
I’ll die in a short time.

I just wanted to tell you, Mom,
I swear I didn’t drink.
It was the others, Mom.
The others didn’t think.

He was probably at the same party as I.
The only difference is, he drank
And I will die.

Why do people drink, Mom?
It can ruin your whole life.
I’m feeling sharp pains now.
Pains just like a knife.

The guy who hit me is walking, Mom,
And I don’t think it’s fair.
I’m lying here dying
And all he can do is stare.

Tell my brother not to cry, Mom.
Tell Daddy to be brave.
And when I go to heaven, Mom,
Put ‘GOOD BOY ‘ on my grave.

Someone should have told him, Mom,
Not to drink and drive.
If only they had told him, Mom,
I would still be alive.

My breath is getting shorter, Mom.
I’m becoming very scared.
Please don’t cry for me, Mom.
When I needed you, you were always there.

I have one last question, Mom.
Before I say good bye.
I didn’t drink and drive,
So why am I the one to die?


                                                          ૐ નમઃ શિવાય

3 comments on “A Touching Poem

  1. મૃત્યુ બાદ …
    આમ મૃત્યુ કરતાં મૃત્યુ પાછળનું કારણ જ મૃતકને શહીદ બનાવે છે.
    મને ગમતી શ્રી:જુગલકીશોરની કવિતા યાદ આવી
    આ હળદર રુડી, શાણી !
    રસોઈમાં માનીતી, એને સૌએ સદા વખાણી !…હળદર.

    ત્વચા રુડી ચમકાવે, પીઠી ચોળે વર ને વહુ,
    પવીત્ર એવી કે પ્રસંગમાં એનો મોભો બહુ !
    તનડે, મનડે અને રસોડે ઉત્તમ એ કહેવાણી !…હળદર.

    વધે કાકડા બાળકના તો ઓપરેશ ન ના કરજો;
    હળદરનો ઉપચાર રાખજો, હૈયે હીંમત ધરજો;
    મુઢમાર, વાગ્યા-ભાંગ્યામાં અકસીર લેજો જાણી…હળદર.

    ડાયાબીટીસથી ના બીશો,એ ખુદ હળદરથી બીશે !
    શરદી,શ્વાસ કે રક્તશુદ્ધીમાં અપનાવો એ નીશ્ચે;
    મુલ્ય નહીં ઝાઝું એનું પણ અમુલ્ય થઈ પરખાણી !…હળદર.
    drink and drive એ અહીંનો મોટો પશ્ન છે…કવિઓએ તેમની રીતે શિક્ષણ આપવા પ્રયત્ન કર્યો છે.આ કવિતાની અહિવ્યક્તી જોરદાર છે-તેવી બીજી કવિતા જોઈએ
    Colleen F. Finnigan

    near the door
    he paused to stand
    as he took his ring
    off her hand
    all who were watching
    did not speak
    as a silent tear
    ran down his cheek
    and in his mind
    the memories ran
    of the moments they walked
    and ran in the sand
    but now her eyes are very cold
    for he would never again
    have her to hold
    they watched in silence
    as he bent near
    and whispered the words
    I love you in her ear
    he touched her face and began to cry
    as he put his ring on
    and wanted to die
    just then the wind began to blow
    as they lowered her casket into the snow
    this is what happens
    to man alive
    when friends let friends
    drink and drive


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