Treasure Island

T (no first name) Wignesan


A cure for forty death-dealing cells


Impotent at birth

Impotent at death

and only somewhat potent in between

Why were you born without your own consent

What was the karmic guilt of your first birth
and what about those maimed in the mind
crippled in the womb
eaten by meningitis
by herpes
by syphillis
by aids

What are their chances of mending their karma

And what about that baby born without a brain
How is it to be blamed
for not giving its organs to some transplant bank

Who cares if you live on
If you die
who cares
and for how long

Does one have to care
being but ephemeral

(© T. Wignesan, April 2,1992, Paris - from the collection: back to background material,1993)

Submitted: Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (A cure for forty death-dealing cells by T (no first name) Wignesan )

Enter the verification code :

  • T Wignesan (8/25/2013 1:39:00 AM)

    Hi Sandra! Thanks very much, but I'm not sure if I deserve any such praise for composing a poem almost anyone would have felt like being capable of at one time or another in his/her life. As you can see, it's not addressed to be read by anyone. It merely apostrophizes! - the bone of contention, of course, being the oft-blamed karma of unverifiable previous lives. It merely states the obvious, though I'm not going to refuse the kudos, if they come my way. Every good wish. Wignesan. P.S. Incidentally, I did post (it's not there any more) a declaration of principles in succinct form on critiquing, and a comment on one of your poems. Never mind, I'll try and make up for it. (Report) Reply

  • Sandra Feldman (8/22/2013 6:16:00 PM)

    GREAT POEM. Very Impressed,
    You deal with the human beings impossibility of choice from birth to death. Much too deep and complete for poor little me to analyze it here. But, I will read it over and over again, as to absorb every idea, with clarity and understanding.Why were you born without your own consent very good question, great line (Report) Reply

Read all 2 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. mY fAthErs cHiLd -{ i hate (liars the 'w.., sEaN nOrTh
  2. POLICE 10 WORD, Beryl Dov
  3. Resurrection, Naveed Khalid
  4. The Wind, the Sun and the Moon, Anne Stevenson
  5. On Going Deaf, Anne Stevenson
  6. In the Orchard, Anne Stevenson
  7. THINKING OF YOCHANA, Terry Collett
  8. Poem for a Daughter, Anne Stevenson
  9. Nivedhitha is a nice girl!, Dr.V.K. Kanniappan
  10. COPLA 90 INVOCATION: This Bad Guy World, T (no first name) Wignesan

Poem of the Day

poet Alfred Lord Tennyson

It little profits that an idle king,
By this still hearth, among these barren crags,
Match'd with an aged wife, I mete and dole
Unequal laws unto a savage race,
...... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]