WHERE UNEMPLOYMENT … IS MY EMPLOYMENT

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WHERE UNEMPLOYMENT … IS MY EMPLOYMENT

All dressed up but nowhere to go,

Well qualified, yet no place to serve,

I too had ambitions galore,

I too had rank and ability to explore,

But for me life has now become a big bore.

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For jobs have thinned down and business has run aground,

Where industry and merchants are in a helpless frown,

And that’s what throws the youth into a deadly surround,

In between the mighty jaws of the ever fighting crowns.

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Where, unemployment is now all around,

From remote villages to the mighty towns,

Like dust floating in open grounds,

And mind agitating beyond a point.

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Where 65% is below 35,

And 1% decides the pie,

Things will never change,

Till India thrives.

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Where, Job seekers cry,

Yet rulers are always on a high,

And where mothers weep,

Fathers moan,

Country groans,

For their children’s throne.

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So, where are those promises of yours?

For, there are no jobs?

That makes us sob. 

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And there is no point in pitching,

One against the other,

To create tremors,

In the already ruffled feathers.

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Each morning when I leave my home,

I see a ray of hope,

In my aging souls,

That I’ll return,

With some job in my fold.

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But sadly it is the same old story,

As I’ve got no glory,

And I have nothing better to tell my aging souls,

Since life is still the same bloody bore.

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And, as they look at me,

 I look somewhere else in shame,

Not knowing how to contain,

Both my frustration and my frame.

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Is when,

My mother cajoles,

Don’t worry my son,

When states can’t deploy,

And industries can’t employ.

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Treat unemployment alone … as your employment,

For, we all thought good days have come,

But only for someone,

Who is not part of the lower rung.

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By Kamlesh Tripathi

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https://kamleshsujata.wordpress.com

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