Bhopal Gas Tragedy Perfect Poet Post 4 Jingle

perfect poet award week 21

perfect poet award week 21

This is my post for Jingle’s Thursday rally for poet. You will find her:
http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/
http://itistimetothinkformyself.blogspot.com/
She is a priceless human being and writer.

Twenty five thousand lives
Perished without a trace
Left behind a procession
Of twisted bodies and limbs.

People in power
Busy playing blame game
Busy saving their skin
Everywhere is silence of death.

People with dead soul
People with dead conscience
Just watch the scene
Don’t utter a word.

When a mother cradles her baby
Deformed and twisted
Who does she curse?
God or human greed?

This is just a message
From one common woman
To the common people who suffered
We mourn with you.

Those who caused this
Those who helped them hide their sin
Both sleep in peace and bliss
But our hearts burn with you.

Any one who wants to know about it can check in Google or Wikipedia.

Its really shameful that almost nothing has been done for these people after absolutely destroying their lives, and the lives of their coming generations.

I will nominate Jingle herself for this week because she deserves a crown and a throne- this is only a bouquet of rose from me.

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24 thoughts on “Bhopal Gas Tragedy Perfect Poet Post 4 Jingle

  1. “Estimates vary on the death toll. The official immediate death toll was 2,259 and the government of Madhya Pradesh has confirmed a total of 3,787 deaths related to the gas release. Other government agencies estimate 15,000 deaths. Others estimate that 8,000 died within the first weeks and that another 8,000 have since died from gas-related diseases.”

    “In June 2010, seven ex-employees, including the former chairman of UCIL, were convicted in Bhopal of causing death by negligence and sentenced to two years imprisonment and a fine of about $2,000 each, the maximum punishment allowed by law. An eighth former employee was also convicted but had died before judgment was passed.”

    The punishment doesn’t fit the crime.

    “Some 25 years after the gas leak, 390 tons of toxic chemicals abandoned at the UCIL plant continue to leak and pollute the groundwater in the region and affect thousands of Bhopal residents who depend on it, though there is some dispute as to whether the chemicals still stored at the site pose any continuing health hazard.”

    After so many repeated warnings, what finally some expected happened, and still today, people suffer. How can you tell if a government is concern about its citizens? By its actions.

    • i dont care much about the punishment- i would have truly loved it if the people whose lives were destroyed beyond repair were compensated.

      its a real shame that nothing have been done for them after destroying them.

  2. Pingback: Thursday Poets Rally Week 22 (June 10-16, 2010) « Jingle

    • if you should have seen those pix viola your very soul would have frozen. i am a bit scared of suffering of others so i rarely search myself for tragedies but even then i have sometimes seen the pix of the victims.

  3. Golden Lotus of God’s Love..I remembered that on television many years ago and still see those poor people just frozen in time as no warning whatsoever was sounded….like Shakira said a very befitting tribute to all those and may the hand of God see them through the next level of Consciousness…

    soulbro*with Love always xo

    • Dearest soulbro,
      when the thing happened i was too young to understand its scary gravity, by the time i grew up it has been hushed. now since last year i have stumbled upon some writings and its really, really scary just like the holocaust. only diff is that was deliberate and it was an accident. but can we shrug off just by calling a thing so horrific as an accident?
      lots of love.

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