Tricky Freaky City
Do not be entangled in city dreams my friend
Piles of garbage here have poison air upend
Terror of corrupt robbers cover every bend
Expanse of pollution and disease is with no end.
Daily rising prices spread havoc in monopoly
Governance and security are in slumber unholy
Corporate workplaces are labor-exploiters only
Only slaved flatterers can become office friendly.
Market propagation is based on the tricky lies
Businesses aim to loot the others for own rise
Cities are now becoming dens of crime and vice
Shameless corruption has become the earning device.
Shining Mining Village
Let’s learn to enjoy our hometown surrounding
Learning to love the place of our birth and upbringing
The family we are in is not picked up by our choosing
God’s natural provision put us in the care of that housing.
That same family values molded our mental shape
And their uninterrupted attention kept us ever safe
The village united as one family at times of unrest
Now it is for us to lift up our village by doing our best.
Deceptive dreams of the cities are not to be found here
The fragrance of sweet labor is spread everywhere
Upright, honest and satisfied in carrying out God’s affair
The village now deserves youthful energy as its fair share.
Fearful City, Peaceful Village
Let’s devote our attention in villages, watering it with our sweat
Pour out our skills as suitable for the land surroundings
By covering the hills with priceless herbal vegetations
And the spread out plains with flourishing food grains.
Go for the high yielding plantations and animal farmings
Honor and conserve the nature by progressing in its pace
Enjoy the freedom to work and eat of our best taste
No slavery, no coercion, no worry of insecurity and waste.
Village is beautiful, work towards making it more so
Let’s put our mind here, mining wealth and finding joy
Then visit the cities at leisure time to see their vanity
Know that our village is sans the havoc of a busy city.
(English version of the original Nepalese language post आफ्नै गाउँ रोजौं मित्र)