Deepak

 

For his bright future

His parents named him Deepak

Alas!

The light of their lives

Went out…

The moment they learned none would enter his

Baby born blind

 

Deepak (दीपक) is a Hindi word meaning lamp from Sanskrit source of light.

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Steel

I was once raw-iron ore

Buried deep in mother’s womb

Mined ‘n’ thrust in a blast furnace

I melted ‘n’ burned

Lost all my impurities

Time cannot rust me now

None can steal my thunder

Hard, strong ‘n’ grey

I have nerves of steel

Brace yourself

Don’t mess with me.