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Once

Once

A Poem by zainul
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Wishing for happiness

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Once we used to wish others while we prefer to wash now

Once marriage was bondage of love, now tool for extortion

Once doctors had a mission for serving people with solemn vow

Currently most love to harvest money from quick prescription

 

Once politicians risked life for the welfare of common people

Now they gain fortune with poly tricks through exploitation

Teachers were once idols whose good deeds created ripple

Strangely many became cheaters and practiced corruption

 

Religious leaders were once safe for all men and women

Now sadly enough we hear many events of molestation

While in media industry once only few could complain

Yellow press is now dominating with unethical fashion

 

Movie ,song, theater and writing once depicted real life

Many of them recently resorted to naked presentation

Once the traders believed in honesty despite bitter strife

Now most make wealth through fraudulent collaboration

 

We may mention thousands good things of the past

Wishing them back everywhere may not be unjust

 


© 2020 zainul


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yes, i totally agree with you in principle, zainul.

however, i sometimes wonder if the modern media these days has more access to anyone they feel like talking to, less consideration of peoples privacy & try to besmirch anyone for their own newspaper's publicity whilst in the process of making money.

reading old historical newspaper articles, i see how in the olden days, they just reported the facts & the editors didn't try to influence people's way of thinking, be it for political reasons or courtroom outcomes or anything else.

anyway, just my opinion for what it's worth.
cheerio carola
ps in the 1st line did you mean "wish others" or wash others ? not quite sure what you mean.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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zainul

1 Year Ago

Dear Carola,I am very happy that you stopped by and offered the insightful review.It is true,time is.. read more



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Well taken always a refresher to read with a mutually calm understanding. Your response is a powerful reply.ty again for a valuable read

Posted 1 Week Ago


Your poem depicts the present scenario zainul. Today man has become so selfish and greedy that he even forgets that he is a human being.

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Everything has changed and it will keep evolving, though we may not like it. I can remember going to the movies as a kid and watching black and white newsreels (movies) of only news, no commenting, no editing;on the news is comments, mostly one-sided today, that's all they do . I agree with your assessment of many changes that have taken place over the years in all phases of life, but we must adjust and be proactive about it if necessary. fondly, Betty

Posted 5 Months Ago


Tell it like it is...and was! ~Sharon

Posted 10 Months Ago


Beautiful penning of the good olden days The question arises why this problem has crept and has caught its hold so firm.I believe we are nurturing superficially ,the values taught earlier all have gone at back stage.

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

zainul

10 Months Ago

Thank you fr the insightful review and compliments.
I am very pleased to support your questio.. read more
Some things have changed for good. Sadly the media and the Internet have played a huge part in this politically. . We no longer know what is truthful and what is fake. I am thankful that at least I knew times that were more trustworthy. My grandchildren won't. Interesting write zainul.

Chris

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

zainul

11 Months Ago

Thank you Chris for stopping by and expressing the trend of change.I totally agree with you that we .. read more
Chris Shaw

11 Months Ago

Pleasure reading your work zainul.
zainul

11 Months Ago

I thank you very much for the lovely gesture.
Stay safe and live with poems.
Well speaking of which, those goldens days are not gone....To be very frank, here in India doctors are still worshiped, during this pandemic doctors policemen and all others like sweepers cleaners gave up there comfort zones and families just for the sake of their country...Teacher's struggle is no less as today's technology is not child's play. They take care of family, students and what not! So all i can say is that the tables are turned and people are not that bad as we think of them and all those moments are recreated daily just in a different manner!

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

zainul

11 Months Ago

Thanks for the lovely review.The purpose of this writing is encouraging good deeds.People are benefi.. read more
Aradhana

11 Months Ago

Ya of course the purpose was indeed served and i m sure that after reading this people will at least.. read more
zainul

11 Months Ago

Thank you Aradhana for the lovely comment.If you have time ,kindly read my poem,Ventilator in which .. read more
yes, i totally agree with you in principle, zainul.

however, i sometimes wonder if the modern media these days has more access to anyone they feel like talking to, less consideration of peoples privacy & try to besmirch anyone for their own newspaper's publicity whilst in the process of making money.

reading old historical newspaper articles, i see how in the olden days, they just reported the facts & the editors didn't try to influence people's way of thinking, be it for political reasons or courtroom outcomes or anything else.

anyway, just my opinion for what it's worth.
cheerio carola
ps in the 1st line did you mean "wish others" or wash others ? not quite sure what you mean.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This comment has been deleted by the poster.
zainul

1 Year Ago

Dear Carola,I am very happy that you stopped by and offered the insightful review.It is true,time is.. read more
Quite the intriguing write here, like this

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

zainul

1 Year Ago

Thank you dear poet for stopping by and inspiring me.
Unspoken poet

1 Year Ago

not a problem
The nice thing about this is that there are still many good people about, trying to be decent Human Beings and raise a good family in spite of the crud
I imagine you could be one of those and I occasionally try.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

zainul

1 Year Ago

Thank you Dave for the precious words.This is really a matter of great pleasure that there are sti.. read more

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