M.D Dinesh Nair

Freshman - 1,505 Points (Thrissur/Vijayawada)

AT TIMES IT IS SO


At times it is so
Nay, it has ever been so..

We want to see them smile
But they start making their guffaws

We ask for a glass of water
But they serve us venom in a large bottle

We ask for a slice of bread
But they show us a pile of flesh and blood

We ask for a sweet flower
But they offer us a wreathe

We ask for fire
But they ready our pyre

At times it is so
Yes, it will ever be so

One day we have to stop asking
Perchance then will dawn a new Sun for us.

Submitted: Sunday, September 29, 2013
Edited: Monday, September 30, 2013

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  • Freshman - 1,505 Points Dinesh Nair (10/1/2013 6:46:00 AM)

    Thank you all for your sweet or authentic comments. Madam Hazel, sorry to miss you for some time as you are planning to take a break for now. I wish you all the best for your poetry course to be done in the meantime. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 231 Points Yasmeen Khan (9/30/2013 1:34:00 PM)

    A poem about bitter facts of life may be the conclusion prove a successful solution. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 12,662 Points Valsa George (9/30/2013 10:54:00 AM)

    The irony of life is beautifully brought out! We are pained when our plea for help is callously turned down. But indirectly such rudeness from the world strengthens us and we learn to stand on our own feet and depend wholly on ourselves! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,513 Points Anthony Di''anno (9/30/2013 10:33:00 AM)

    It reminds me of being small and holding out my hand until having become tired it is withdrawn empty. Over time the hand is held out less and less. Eventually it no longer reaches out at all. Probably for the best. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,884 Points Hazel Durham (9/30/2013 9:23:00 AM)

    We have to believe in ourselves no matter what happens or what people say about us!
    So original, true and beautifully written! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 199 Points Kavya . (9/30/2013 1:33:00 AM)

    thats the bitter fact that sometimes we dont get what we want by asking but will have to sit down, wait and watch with patience if we can own it without any reluctance. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 421 Points Shahzia Batool (9/29/2013 11:53:00 PM)

    with most of the people, i think, most of the times it is so...the poem itself is very self-explanatory...the last lines are conclusive... a poem about the social tenor esp. at individual or personal levels! ! ! (Report) Reply

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