The Journey of Modernisation (Poem)

Updated on August 3, 2016

“Modernization, socialization, and progression doesn’t alter nor permit discarding the morals and the laws one should abide themselves too.”

— Avra Amar Filion, The Ellison Effect



Change, re-change and again change,

It’s today’s buzz-word.

Go in for a new look:

Be it an airport or a transport.

Renovation is the hour’s need:

Be it an office or a home.

Let it be the well-constructed flyovers,

Or even the exciting amusement parks.

Loads of exclusive shopping malls,

Or even finest cinema halls.

All such are undergoing innovations unlimited.

Its effect gets naturally reflected:

Look of a neighbourhood represents a nice change,

On the whole,

World witnesses an array of modernisation,

Quite natural,

Human life gets touched.

Let’s be factual:

It leads to a massive change in human life,

Be it in the field of education or sophistication,

Either in the making of a self identity,

Or men are racing for minting money.

Human life is no more a dull book:

Rather it’s always on a full gear, my dear,

Either chasing or managing,

Sometimes working hard quietly, and,

Sometimes begins some strife.

Look here or look there,

Take this or take that,

Follow right or follow left,

Go east or go west,

No matter,

Do whatever or move wherever,

Feel the countless differences made forever,

Thus, it’s a magic of a sheer transformation,

It makes a strong impact on every nation,

This makes the process of change a special occasion!

Changes bring in comfort,

No wonder:

Life hopes for more change-over,

Even people make a conscious effort.

Day by day:

Changes are gaining a firm foothold ever,

Policy of makeover has completely taken over.

New vistas of opportunities,

Higher living standard,

Hike in turnover,

Rising number of mega events,

Increasing number of competitions,

Every being is now a super competitor,

Working skill has no dearth of capabilities.

But still,

Complications are also holding a strong ground.

Although changes have made life gain a lot,

But still,

Does it have no hole in it?

Generation next considers all this as a progress,

Politicians mark it as a success,

Then in life:

Why do we witness disgrace and distress?

Be it a family or a society,

Friends or relatives,

Juniors or seniors,

There’s no trace of consideration and consolation.

Even politicking has become bloodthirsty,

Policing is lacking morality,

Human bonding is turning rusty,

Relationships are growing frosty,

Moral policing is now a common fashion,

Rather, there’s an active criminal notion,

And manipulation is the basic intention,

It helps one to achieve the ultimate ambition.

If fusion is to be immaculate,

The means should be humane.

If evolves such an inner enlightenment:

The then,

There’s a hope to strengthen…

The pillar of external development…

Only then,

The journey of modernisation will brighten.


Positive Perception

This poem is based upon my observation of the present scenario. Life is changing very fast due to modernisation and renovation. Every now and then something new is coming up and the whole system moves forward. There is nothing wrong in having or creating some change in life and living, at the work place or in our surrounding, country or on earth or wherever we wish to have a makeover. This actually helps to rediscover one’s own personality. But, there is another side of my observation which I want to share with you.

Though life is moving fast but the basic human nature is still confined to some orthodox traditions. Not only this, people are imbibing some bad thoughts, putting up negative actions and regularly giving up the good qualities they have. This makes me think that is it necessary to do something degrading just to bring in some newness in the atmosphere and surrounding. Is it true modernisation? A nation gets a new look not by itself but by the creation of its citizens. Chasing newness for the better is always appreciable but just for one’s self progress it must not be promoted because it becomes inhumane. Enjoying renovations of any kind is only possible when the process of change is humane. Moral values must remain intact and it must be imbibed by those who lack it or else the materialistic changes will suffer too.

“Listen, To be modernize it doesn't mean to be rich in wealth or by status but to be rich in wisdom......!”

— M.H. Rakib


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    • abbaelijah profile image


      6 years ago from Abuja - Nigeria

      Humm !

      Very nice,well written and excellent viewing point.

      I love this !

      And it is really good!

      Welldone oh... SIR

    • shampa sadhya profile imageAUTHOR

      Shampa Sadhya 

      7 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Hello Olde Cashmere,

      It is a great pleasure to receive such an appreciation. Thanks a lot. Modernization has worked in both the ways; good and bad. We all are regularly facing it and that's how the poem came into existence. Thanks again!

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      Olde Cashmere 

      7 years ago

      This was a beautiful hub Shampa, you wrote so passionately on your feelings of modernization and its effects (good and bad) on humanity. Voted up, beautiful, awesome, and interesting :)

    • shampa sadhya profile imageAUTHOR

      Shampa Sadhya 

      7 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Thanks, anshikha komal

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      anshikha komal 

      7 years ago

      its true so much technologies have approached that people are so much modernized and even maybe there lives are controlled by these technologies

    • shampa sadhya profile imageAUTHOR

      Shampa Sadhya 

      8 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Hello Yaduvanshi,

      An appreciation makes me feel great. In recent times we have become so modern that materialistic happiness has taken over human bonding. By each day human relationship is getting fragile. This is a very sad development.

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      8 years ago from Bharat Vrse

      Hi shampa

      very nicely written poem. I agree with you life has changed manifold in recent past affecting many facets of life in many ways.

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      Shampa Sadhya 

      8 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Hello thumbi7,

      Thanks for reading and appreciation. It is true that all the big diseases are our best friends now. May we learn to value our relationships and be humane!

      Hello Ruchira,

      Thanks for voting up and appreciation. It is extremely true that the main problem with people is no body wants to be behind and so the chaos occurs in our lives. Change is fine but we need to be humane.

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      Shampa Sadhya 

      8 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Hello sweetie1,

      Extremely happy to receive your comment. Thank you for appreciating my poem and for having a similar opinion.

    • Ruchira profile image


      8 years ago from United States

      Hi Shampa,

      Humans cannot sit

      Thus, with the blink of an eye, there is a new technology and many want to stay upbeat with it 'cause it is a competitive world and don't wanna stay behind. With this ongoing rat race, people have forgotten their identity and thus, are falling in the pit of emotional, physical problems.

      Change sure is the MANTRA for Today but, we should be able to draw a line somewhere in our individual lives to calm the neurons.

      Voted way up and rated awesome since; message has been delivered!

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      JR Krishna 

      8 years ago from India

      Too much of technology and lack of warmth in relationships. Diabetes, Hypertension, Cancer etc. have become the best friends. Well written.

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      8 years ago from India

      Hi shampa, very nice poem and i totally agree with you that life has changed more in last 10 years than it changed in last 100 years or may be more. Life is getting better and better because of modernization but in being modern we have lost the humanity in person. Now everyone is running after quick rich things and no means is bad enough.

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      Shampa Sadhya 

      8 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Hello makusr,

      Thanks for appreciating my thought. We need to work hard to bring in humane modernization and that will be the proper kind of change.

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      Manoj Kumar Srivastava 

      8 years ago from India

      Shampa, Thanks for this timely call. It so happens that progress in material things always goes ahead than progress in ideas. Then, is the problem of insular nature. We al know how but not why of things.

      Namaskar and warm wishes,


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      Shampa Sadhya 

      8 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Hello RVDaniels,

      Thanks for reading and posting a comment.

      Hello sankari.nayagam,

      Thanks for appreciating and having a similar view on modernization. All the Best and thanks for the wish.

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      8 years ago

      well said! modernization without moral values is just not good! we have started to live a sophisticated life but is it a satisfied life, is a question mark?? all the best for the contest!!

    • RVDaniels profile image


      8 years ago from Athens, GA

      Too much progressive in progress and so little time to just live, eh?


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