WHERE UNEMPLOYMENT … IS MY EMPLOYMENT

Copyright@shravancharitymission

By Kamlesh Tripathi

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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 and aspirations,

I too had rank and ability,

But for me it was only apply-apply and no reply.

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For jobs have thinned out, as business reeks,

Where industry and agriculture are made to creep,

Is what makes, the loving sisters weep,

And, just there the cunning politics freaks.

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Job websites and advs have parched,

Emptiness is all around,

Where 65% are below 35, not knowing which way to go,

And where 1% decides for 100%,

Is where they pitch the employers- ‘Industry’ against ‘farmers.’

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And, in the middle of all this, I distinctly hear,

The continuing din from the well of India, stalling India,

Is when, the mother weeps for her children.

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And each morning when I leave my home,

I have nothing better to tell-my aging home and frail parents,

And, as they look at me I look somewhere else, in shame,

Not knowing what to tell them,

And, as I tread out thinking about ‘acchey din,’ – a job,

My mother tells me don’t worry son,

Your unemployment … is your employment.

For ‘acchey din’ (Good days) was for someone else.

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