M.D DINESH NAIR

(9 -21 / Thrissur (Kerala) / Vijayawada (A.P) , India)

A HEAVEN AND TWO HELLS


A heaven opens its doors
And two souls enter,
A king and his rod of power;
And somebody sings a song musical.
Two hells open their doors
And ten thousand souls enter,
A man and his dead brethern;
And a cry for the second burning is heard.

The meadows of the green planet go dry
The sheep bleat, the shepherd goes missing
The mothers show their breast-nipples sealed
The infants wail, the fathers wage a battle to be lost.

Once again the heaven opens its door
And the king and the rod wait to enter.
So do the two hells with two doors
A crowd is pushed in once more.
The burning flesh chokes the nostrils
But the sweet song is played on....

A bird flies unto the sky
As the torrents swallow its feeble frame.
The green planet celebrates an existence.

Submitted: Friday, April 25, 2008

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Comments about this poem (A HEAVEN AND TWO HELLS by M.D DINESH NAIR )

  • Rookie Mathew Thomas (8/30/2012 7:35:00 AM)

    Well what can I say? Its hell and heaven rolled into one or shall it be none (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Iris Washington (1/15/2009 6:28:00 PM)

    This was a profound poem. Thanks (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Chitra - (8/25/2008 12:48:00 AM)

    a great write, profound in thought (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Bob Gibson (5/12/2008 2:55:00 AM)

    Dinesh! ! you are a great poet! i have sdaved your poems, thank you for sharing your your life with me (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Abha Sharma (4/25/2008 7:51:00 AM)

    I could decipher a metaphor here ..is it global warming? ? ? …hell for common people and the king through his power still enjoys heaven…well expressed by a poetical genius.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 72 Points Kesav Easwaran (4/25/2008 7:16:00 AM)

    a cry for the second burning! a poem of great insight. dinesh, you are a classical poet! (Report) Reply

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