Skip to main content

What’s the P on your plate?

Did you ever stop to think, that very bite of your most relished food,
Could be a chemical cocktail laced with pesticides dude?

No amount of rigorous vegetable, fruit washing or cooking,
Will make your plate safer than its now looking

We are forever counting calories,
But what about this monster please?

Pesticides are a slow poison,
Camouflaged in daily food eaten

For no crime of yours,
Your life and generations after exposed.

Indiscriminate spraying of pesticides,
Leads to grave diseases and farmer suicides

Nowhere to hide or to run,
For the damage has already been done.

Unless you try the latest fad,
The answer to in farming for all things bad

Organic farming they say,
Is the great new safer way.

Natural techniques,
Combined with age-old wisdom and recipes

To kill pests,
Yet retain fruit and vegetable goodness at its best.

Authentic organic the label says,
But how to validate that claim nobody cares...

Can you simply trust organic labels,
Priced much higher than the normal staples?

Out of the reach of the normal public,
Why should only the rich afford such tricks?
Food images sourced from Google images.
Blog title image designed from Notegraphy.


Popular posts from this blog

Congratulations on completing a decade at work!!!

I had one of my ex-project managers complete a decade of service at work so wrote the below poem to congratulate him on this momentous occasion.

Heartiest congratulations! A decade's time for a big celebration!
Ten illustrious years, For your glorious career we all cheer!
A decade of service, Your wealth of experience- priceless.
Countless challenges triumphed, Your boundless energy has everyone pumped.
Your inclusive leadership style, Makes everyone feel worthwhile.
Empowering us to excel, And chart paths novel.
An action oriented leader, Who is more than a manager.
A mentor and motivator, Whom to emulate we aspire.
Working with you has been truly inspiring and awesome, Best wishes for many more magnificent years to come!

Thank you doctor- A poem

(Image Source)

Want to express gratitude to your doctor for everything he/she has done for you and are at a loss of words? Why not use instant poet's poem below to express your thanks? 

Doctors are guardian angles, Incarnations of God on earth to cure people
Your tireless energy and positive countenance, Like a beacon to a sinking ship bring joy in abundance.
Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart, You are the best! A class apart!
Words are too small to express my gratitude, For you have you as my doctor I feel blessed with eternal beatitude.

Eulogy for my Grandmother (Nani)

One of the hardest things a person has to do in life is write and give an eulogy on the passing away of a loved one. Last week, my Nani left for her heavenly abode and today was the prayer meeting on the Chautha (4th Day). 

I'm sharing with all of you the eulogy in the form of a poem I wrote last night for her on behalf of all her grandchildren. I share this here because paying tribute to a dear one and speaking to a packed room full of people, while keeping your emotions in check is not easy, however is inevitable.

Thank you so much for joining us in prayer this afternoon to pay homage to our beloved Nirmal Khanna. A mother is more precious than any other person. A grandmother, being a mother twice over, is closest to her grandchildren. On behalf of her grandchildren whom she adored: Ujjwal, Kamakshi, Dhruv, Akshiena and Vyomi, this poem is dedicated to our iron lady with a will of steel.
(My Nani- Nirmal Khanna)

Your loving arms Were our tranquil oasis Your radiant smile Exuded a halo …