sathya narayana

(12-06-1958 / Nellore, Andhra Pradesh)

AT THE BRINK


“Few more strides into rival site; fight! Fight!
Yelled a lieutenant, “Conquest’s within our sight”

“Few more mouthfulls of ale; let me guzzle, guzzle”
Craved a carouser, “I’m at the edge of the azure”

“One more joker in the deck; let me bet! Bet!
Hoped a gamester, “I’m going to hit jackpot”

“More billions in coffer; let me earn! Earn! ”
Yearned a magnate, “I’ll soon be number one”

“One more cute woman; let me try! Try”
Vied a wooer, “My grand hundredth prey”

“Awful are human wiles; I can’t deal! Heal! ”
Riled Almighty “I crawl into the Black hole”

Slimy borders shake you, shock you; strain! Drain!
Gain on with guts; lest back to square one! Again! ! ! !

Submitted: Thursday, December 25, 2008
Edited: Sunday, December 26, 2010

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  • Mamta Agarwal (12/31/2008 5:31:00 AM)

    At the brink... what does one say. height of degeneration of ethics, no end to avarice.powerful. vivid images10

    Happy new year

    Mamta (Report) Reply

  • Fay Slimm (12/31/2008 4:54:00 AM)

    Sathya - this one has style, and fast flow in reading - in fact all the well chosen back-to back alliteration is very effective - - - and onto which you make a very strong appeal for sense in life's matters......... good read my friend...... from Fay. xx (Report) Reply

  • Sandra Fowler (12/30/2008 6:02:00 AM)

    Praise for your creative energy. Your excellent title supports the content
    of your poem. Very surreal.10 for you.

    Always your friend at poemhunter,

    Sandra (Report) Reply

  • Bob Blackwell (12/26/2008 12:10:00 PM)

    Sathya, this is an excellent poem. We search in all the wrong places, our desires lead us so far from the truth, that pleasure is not happiness. Bob 10 (Report) Reply

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