Treasure Island

Shahzia Batool

(Pakistan)

La Budget Guillotine!


Be prepared, ye mortals!
for old though renewed sacrifices
dreams, desires, hopes, plans,
cuts,
hurts,
burns,
from the old man of hundred and ten
to the young kids under ten
all red wine
on the shrine
of la budget guillotine!

Submitted: Friday, June 14, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, July 30, 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

the crashing engine, the first gift!

Comments about this poem (La Budget Guillotine! by Shahzia Batool )

Enter the verification code :

  • Passionate Reader (6/18/2013 7:18:00 AM)

    The poem speaks so well the existing situation... again with a solid and strong message. Deep observation! ! ! Dickens 'A Tale of Two Cities' immediately came to my mind when i read the title. You have skillfully used Guillotine here. Very innovative and impressive! ! ! The whole scene came to my mind after reading this well crafted work. Well done! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Yasmeen Khan (6/15/2013 2:59:00 AM)

    Prevailing situation written powerfully in a not very lengthy composition with easy diction so can reach to everyone. (Report) Reply

  • Wahab Abdul (6/14/2013 11:04:00 AM)

    110 is the number of parliament members? however, budget cuts and cut the fund which used to for the development of children under ten....a bad and nasty thing they done, its a strong poem with strong message, i like it...10 (Report) Reply

Read all 5 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

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Broken, Yasin Engno
  2. Of War and Peace, Shruti Goswami
  3. Realizations of a whore, Shruti Goswami
  4. Promises, Shruti Goswami
  5. Wonders Of Wondering, david kush
  6. Tabatha Khumalo, Bob Johnson
  7. 'What's Wrong With Her? ', nikka mee farillon
  8. Emotions Kept Inside, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  9. Yehi Karna Hay to Insan Banata Keyun Hay, Akhtar Jawad
  10. Golden Dreams, Ruma Chaudhuri

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]