What's Happening In India ?


A Local Fishing Village

The place is Ratnagiri. In India.

A proposed nuclear plant threatens

a local fishing village with eviction.


This is theft, not progress,

All the coffee houses where the people sit and drink and chat

in the quiet you'll hear them say

'did you hear the news to day ?'

A Bad Idea

The plunderers don't need us


they have a scheme.

A bad idea

to pretend to help us with our fear,

then send us off

to work in jobs

that have no rights,

that will not last,

well not for long.

They'll grab our land

then fill our lakes.

They don't need us

They don't need us fishermen,

2,000 jobs we will lose.

Do you think all this is wrong?

is it progress ?

Such democratic sleight of hand.


Questions asked,

answers changed.

Inside out,

upside down.

All our lives


Do you think that we are wrong ?

'Another coffee please.'

In the quiet,

you'll hear them say

'We're not bad,

just want the land,

do you think that we are wrong'

Hostile way

This was said in a hostile way.

As we listen then answer this,

'if this is progress

it is wrong,

nuclear plants

are all the rage.

Rage is madness

simple fact, this is wrong.

Vermin in the night

No heroes here !

Just vermin in the night,

making children sick

creating terror then pretend

the light they give, is our friend.

A silent killer ghost.

A nuclear silence.

Then comes the end.

Our feet are dying

from the blight.


No need for food.

no need for shoes.

A few more days

to understand

before we're taken from this land.


Another coffee please.

Shush! just be quiet

if you'll listen, you'll hear them say

'leaving World come this way.'

Comments 6 comments

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lisadpreston 5 years ago from Columbus, Ohio

Very well said, and very sad.

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jandee 5 years ago from Liverpool.U.K Author

Hello Lisa,

Too much sadness, isn't there ? keep well,

best from jandee.

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Micky Dee 3 years ago

I love your writing dear. It pulls at the heart and that's what writing is all about.

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jandee 3 years ago from Liverpool.U.K Author

Hello Micky, when are you going to answer email ??? You didn't get it ,did you ? keep well ,thanks so much......

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PegCole17 2 years ago from Dallas, Texas

It is sad the things that happen under the guise of progress. This village is headed for major change and loss of their roots. You've captured their feelings well.

jandee 2 years ago

Thanks Peg, nice to hear from you. Yes ,how right you are ,too many changes for my liking,keep well..best from jand..

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