Treasure Island




Many a time it has been said, that despite my
prayers and fond wishes,
The soul must go through several re-births,
To absolve itself from all debts on this earth!
And those who committed acts of violence,
Must take re-birth to meet such an end!
It is indeed a reassuring and comforting thought,
That crime never goes unpunished in the eyes of

Now what happens to all our courts of laws,
With hanging and life imprisonments galore? !
For the same offence you cannot punish a man
Do the advocates of ‘re-birth’ listen to such
Despite whatever has been said in re-birth’s
I have always prayed for Moksha without giving
My the Gods make my soul truly free, -
And if the soul must suffer re-birth, -
Well, let it not be me!
-Raj Nandy
03 Jun 09
New Delhi
(Though written in a lighter vein, many a true word
is spoken in a jest!)

Submitted: Wednesday, June 03, 2009

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  • Brishti Mazumdar (6/13/2009 11:14:00 AM)

    For the same offence you cannot punish a man
    Do the advocates of ‘re-birth’ listen to such

    Very intelligent thought process.
    And your concluding lines instantly brought smile on my face...I liked it....Brishti (Report) Reply

  • Smiley Hooker (6/3/2009 2:53:00 AM)

    there's always a Supreme Being to provide us with fair judgment and just practices of His law...the law of the people is often unfair dear poet...well that's what i can see...great write! (Report) Reply

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