Somanathan Iyer


Actors in Life


For a living for some acting is a profession
Limited to the stage acting is nowhere else
Alas! posing as gentle men using their talents
Tigers are on the prowl donning the skin of holy cows

Educated they are even with Doctorates
Holding positions in services of repute
Rubbing shoulders with people of elite
Duping the society with acts of deceit

Hard they strive to present them clean
Foul they cry to conceal their flaws
Shrewd they are in hiding their hollowness
Broad they claim their level of tolerance

Violent with words and deceitful by nature
Calm they expect after provoking a storm
Pleasure they get in harassing others
Torture they give to drive home their point

Expectations from others but nothing from them
Faults lie with others but they are chaste
Flexibility from others while flexing their muscles
Adamant to the core in airing their dominance

Humble and gentle to the outside world
Cunning and arrogant to people who matter
Sweet and soothing to the outside world
Harsh and hypocrite to people who matter

Suspicious by nature selfish by stature
Negative by mindset and trustless at outset
Impulsive by actions and evasive in frictions
Actors they are rupturing the peace
Experts they are in destroying the harmony

Submitted: Wednesday, March 13, 2013

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After coming across an instance where the family life of a couple ended in divorce, because of the one sided approach of male partner, this poem was composed.

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