Treasure Island

Reshma Ramesh

(20th April / Bangalore, India)

Lovely Taj


Oh! Lovely Taj,
This is where you stood once,
Beaming with pride,
Your beauty you cannot hide


To early November light
You woke
Stretched and yawned
Found a gun in your face

Now you are in shambles
Broken pillars
Cries of people dying
Bodies frying


Frozen faith, Shattered panes
Political sympathies, Booby trap
The invisible man, Pot shot,
Fagin's day, Boman, Last dinner

Crumbled under barrage
'We will build a new Taj'
Carnage, blood collage,
Can we bring back the entourage?

Submitted: Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Edited: Wednesday, December 24, 2008

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  • Randy Hogan (12/3/2008 12:24:00 PM)

    As i watch it on the news... i thought to my self how could anyone with a beating
    heart do such a thing like that.....my Heart will never understand things like that!
    But i do understand a powerful poem like this! ! from your heart to your hand
    i am spell bound once again a 10....Peace my Friend and Hugs (Report) Reply

  • Sadiqullah Khan (12/3/2008 8:43:00 AM)

    One of the finest piece of poetry on the subject so far.you have written It with devotion and great nostalgic feeling which conveys uncertainty with little sarcasm in your last lines.some words i do not understand.i wish i could write like you.10 plus (Report) Reply

  • Rinzu Susan Rajan (12/2/2008 4:25:00 AM)

    it will be raised to its old glory

    but wonder whether our country ever see glorious days again? ? ? ? ? (Report) Reply

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