M.D Dinesh Nair

Veteran Poet - 1,726 Points (Thrissur/Vijayawada)

At Times It Is So - Poem by M.D Dinesh Nair

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.


Comments about At Times It Is So by M.D Dinesh Nair

  • Veteran Poet - 1,594 Points Kanniappan Kanniappan (10/7/2013 9:59:00 PM)

    Most of the time, it is so! People have something in mind, they speak something else. (Report) Reply

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  • Silver Star - 3,487 Points Valerie Dohren (10/3/2013 1:04:00 PM)

    The way of the world I guess Dinesh, very well put. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,829 Points Heather Wilkins (10/3/2013 11:40:00 AM)

    life as it is. hope for tomorrow (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,726 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 - 51 Points Jr Cuyam (10/1/2013 6:44:00 AM)

    We experience this...nice Dinesh I appreciate your work (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 18 Points Abhishek Mishra (10/1/2013 4:02:00 AM)

    A true poem on life which is written with exceptional beauty...: -) (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 543 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 - 6,907 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (9/30/2013 11:39:00 AM)

    Things go on whether we ask or not. If we ask the opposite, they do it anyway. Beautiful poem. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 22,181 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

  • Bronze Star - 2,496 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

  • Gold Star - 5,975 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

  • Veteran Poet - 1,439 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

  • Freshman - 745 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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Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 29, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, September 30, 2013


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