Treasure Island

Nasarudheen.P. Parameswaran

(8.8.1952 / Manakad)

Here I, hear Sigh of Pandavas


Kunti and her children waded through the jungle
As hundred Kauravas, Dussala delighted in luxury
Still, I hear the sigh of Pandavas helplessly wriggle,
Giggle of Gandhari ‘s sons moving in hurry and fury.
Lord Krishna sleeps; Arjuna and Duriyodhana beside
Wait, impatient and bite nails; each other frowning.
Sharp spears of words and poisoned, corrupted arrows
Boom and boomerang, network sites outside shaking.
Ambush from the bush gushes Keechaka ‘s groan near
From the sweet faces sweep sweat and tears, my sisters
Locked in closets of Indra’s mansion, fair, bare in fear
Here, I hear the curse of Sathi and Amba: protesters.
One year more for Kurukshetra; battle of voters’ lot!
Wise Vices and disguised Virtues seeking fortune glide
From A/C rooms, cars or planes with harsh or plain note
Scratching head; moving along, taking bundles of note.
Sell or be in cells; fake encounters open, Lord’s lids in gloom
Exploded exploitation explicitly will examine and count
The invested Capital returned as votes, and in action spent;
The less? the more the struggle; groups will loom our doom.

Submitted: Friday, May 31, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Kunti is mother of Pandavas.Kaurava and Dussla are children of Gandhari and the King Dhrutharashta who was blind.Keechaka was killed by Bhima as Panchali was teased, and was disturbed by Keechaka.Indra was the King of Devas who was luxurious with drinks(Soma) and women dancers/ cutes on the earth.Kunti and Pandavas represent the marginalized and Kauravas the ruling Capitalists.The theme is suffering of poor Indians and taken from the epic Mahabharata in India.

Comments about this poem (Here I, hear Sigh of Pandavas by Nasarudheen.P. Parameswaran )

Enter the verification code :

  • Somanathan Iyer (6/23/2013 6:08:00 AM)

    the narration from the epic is fine. but the co-relation to modern times a little more could be elaborated. Nice write. Thank you.. (Report) Reply

  • Wahab Abdul (6/3/2013 12:21:00 PM)

    this must be great penning.. it is historical, religious, mythological, philosophical....love it (Report) Reply

Read all 3 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

New Poems

  1. To Record What Is Kept, Naveed Akram
  2. Rumour, Humphrey Bryant
  3. BLACK SHEEP, Bironga Chadwick
  4. Tomorrow, Humphrey Bryant
  5. Blackberry And Apple, Humphrey Bryant
  6. Wife, Asit Kumar Sanyal
  7. Odiodi, Humphrey Bryant
  8. Teaching Virtue, Naveed Akram
  9. Little Luci, Humphrey Bryant
  10. I Bet Shakespeare Could, Elia Michael

Poem of the Day

poet William Wordsworth

I

I AM not One who much or oft delight
To season my fireside with personal talk.--
Of friends, who live within an easy walk,
Or neighbours, daily, weekly, in my sight:
...... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]