“Rainbows”, my previous poem, materialized on the operation table during the first cataract operation. The second operation revealed more facts about falling physical health due to ignorance. I verbalise this experience here in a free verse.
“Food”, one of the three basic needs – food, shelter and clothing – is a primary cause, besides ‘environment’ in urban habitat.
Sciences, including medical science, have no doubt made great advances. They remain great because they universally “inaccessible” for large majority of people – the rich and the poor, both; even the scientists are not spared because of their blinkered view within their respective compartments.
Such an overwhelming inequality worldwide is maintained by the power mongers and profiteers. It is maintained because “economics” as well as “education system” still remains in the black ages of feudal powers in new garbs.
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