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Write Over the Weekend (WOW) – Mar 1, 2013 and now its selected as one of the WOW posts….

Use these three words in your post ‘Little Girl, Toy, Scared’ 

This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda

The  Girl was only nine,

Wheat-ish in complexion,

Dark Black,  twinkling eyes she had,

Well suited on her curious and silent face,

The mother would tag her along,

She worked in the big house,

The Girl would stoop a little,

Do some chores and help her mother,

The Lady of the house was good,

She gave her bread and some food,

But children of the house laughed at the girl,

They made fun, mocked and called her,

The Little Girl.



The Lady had two boys of eleven and nine,

A young daughter too lived in the family,

She was cute and beautiful baby doll,

Her room was colorful and delightfully fancy,

It was full of dolls and teddies,

All day, she played with a toy,

She possessed so many, big and small.

The mother and the Little Girl entered the room,

Cleaning and mopping they were required to do,

First time they entered the little baby room,

Both looked around with gleaming eyes,

The little Girl stooped and followed,

She only knew to clean and mop behind her mother,

The Mother looked around nervously,

Fear and helplessness grasped her,

She could not give a single toy to her little one,

Love,compassion,kiss and warm embrace,

Was all she could give to her ‘ little girl’ ,

She had tears in her eyes,

She tugged her child closer to her heart.



The imbalance in the society is heartless,

Some have everything in plenty,

The others are cornered empty-handed,

So much fun and affluence to some,

No food and no luxury for foursome,

Disparity is rising each second,

Not just the mother of the Little Girl,

I am scared too.

Are you?

*** I wish Every child has a toy to play with. Donate to the underprivileged. They really need it. We need to fight the DISPARITY.

Happy Blogging!!!

🙂 🙂 🙂

29 thoughts on “Disparity…

  1. if only the world’s disparity vanish.. a sad and cruel reality. very nicely told.. loved the way you expressed it… a wow post indeed! so kudos! 🙂

  2. Disparity is breathing in the society at high rate..Sincere actions are penned it down beautifully…wonderful message at the end too….Smiles 🙂

    Thanks a lot for visiting my space and sharing your thoughts on my writing..keep dropping by.. 🙂

    1. Thanks Saurabh… it had been inside me for long and at the mention of toys I could not hold myself.

  3. We truly do, we need to fight this disparity. Few months back I shared one very noble initiative by Upasana on FB, it was giving away old books to poor people. Guess what, nobody liked it, forget about sharing it or doing anything. People live in their own worlds and they are happy with this disparity, as if it boosts their egos. Anyways, it such a thought provoking poem that I out poured my emotions.

  4. I’m scared too! Disparity is getting worse and worse. The rich is getting richer and the poor continues to suffer. The gap between the two is growing bigger everyday but I do not see any serious effort put in to curb the problem. Most of us are busy with our own life, trying to accumulate wealth and forget that our neighbors are struggling to feed their children. Well written, Manjulika, such a great reminder!

    1. Actually, so true. We are all caught in the web of life and we just believe in living it for ourselves… Its time we spare a thought for the needy…

    1. Thanks Jas… Its feels so good when you come around and comment on all my posts.. Thank you so much..

  5. Heart touching lines(I wish Every child has a toy to play with. Donate to the underprivileged. They really need it. We need to fight the DISPARITY.) we should always help the poor it is true worship of God

    1. I agree sir… We should help the poor because thats the best way of charity. To bring a smile on the face of someone who is in dire need of it is as good as praying..

  6. Economists have proved the fact that rampant inequality leads to unstable economies and depressions, and makes the middle and lower classes poorer !! Disparity is killing our society and we need to fight this !!
    Great post, Manjulika.

    1. Thanks Panchali Mam, The middle class and the poor are becoming poorer.. The bridge is increasing at an alarming rate…
      We must do our bit atleast.

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  8. Greetings! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give
    a quick shout out and say I genuinely enjoy reading your posts.
    Can you recommend any other blogs/websites/forums that go over the
    same topics? Thank you!

  9. Hey! This post could not be written any better!

    Reading this post reminds me of my good old room mate!
    He always kept talking about this. I will forward this article to him.
    Fairly certain he will have a good read. Thanks for sharing!

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