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The Mangoseed Manna
by Sumitra Mishra (Poetry) | Published On: 30-Sep-2015

The Mango Seed Manna

The pulp and juice 

Are for them

Both sweet and sour

Both raw and ripe

Jammed-

Jellied-

Pickled-

Ketchup-ed

Those yellow and mellow mangoes

Nature’s manna

Drooping from her green arms

Nourishing men,animals,birds and even worms

But not us-

Civilization’s discarded peels

Thrown away seeds are ours

For we are Nature’s step children !

They come in hordes 

Invade our forests

Plunder our groves

Pluck, pick, pack and export

The green, yellow and the red mangoes

For those insatiable palates and extended stomachs,

While hunger kicks our kids

To collect the seeds ravens throw

Our women dry,pulverize those with toil

And sweat to boil 

The mango seed manna

That sustains our kernel

And nurtures our pith

For we are Nature’s savage children !

 

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