Prasoon Joshi Pens A Poem On Child Abuse After Death Of 7YO Gurugram Kid. We Are Speechless.

I’m not sure about you but I don’t recognise the world I wake up in anymore. And as dismaying as it sounds, it is gradually becoming a regular¬†norm. Not one day goes by when the papers are not screaming gory headlines. Not one evening passes by without prime time TV flashing news that otherwise may seem nightmarish.

If I sit to reckon, it was one of those days when a father had to see the body of his slain 7-year-old son in Gurugram. Yes, the same school-going kid who was stabbed to death because he refused sex to his killer. It was an instance that choked humanity a little more than it already is and it was the final blow to an already shattering society. Amidst all, the only silver lining is that while the headlines have receded the discussion has just begun. Yesterday, Renuka Shahane put a post raising some serious concerns.

And now, noted lyricist and writer, Prasoon Joshi has shared a heart-wrenching poem on his Facebook page and it will jolt you into the stark reality. Read his entire post here. 

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Jub bachpan tumhari goud mein aaney se katrane lage
Jub maa ki kokh se jhankti zindagi bahar aaney se ghabrane lage
Samjho kuch ghalat hai
Jub talwarein phoolon par zor aazmane lagein
Jub masoom ankhon mein khauf nazar aane lage
Samjho kuch ghalat hai
Jub oos ki boondon ko hatheliyon pe nahin hathiyaron ki nok par theherna ho
Jub nanhe nanhe talwon ko aag se guzarna ho
Samjho kuch ghalat hai
Jub kilkariyan sahem jayein
Jub totli boliyan khamosh ho jayein
Samjho kuch ghalat hai
Kuch nahin bahut kuch ghalat hai
Kyonki zor se barish honi chahiye thi
Poori duniya mein
Har jagah tapakne chahiye the aansoo
Rona chaiye tha upar wale ko
Aasman se
Phoot phoot kar
Sharm se jhukni chaiye thein insaani sabhyata ki gardanein
Shok nahin soch ka waqt hai
Matam nahin sawalon ka waqt hai
Agar iske baad bhi sar utha kar khada ho sakta hai insaan
Toh samjho kuch ghalat hai.

 

“Rampant cases of Child abuse have shaken the soul.
We cannot let this happen anymore.”

And we couldn’t agree more. We have to ensure a conducive environment for our kids growing up otherwise, it will be the another (and bigger) failure for our kind! Are we ready for that blame?