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

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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.

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  • 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, it (Report) Reply

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