Treasure Island

veeraiyah subbulakshmi

The Habit Of Being Nuisance

I have the dogs and the plants,
I have the healthy dogs and the battered plants,
I have the playful dogs and a few uprooted shrubs,
I have the loyal dogs, but spoil all my hope,

Of getting beautiful flowers and then the fruits,
To taste the nectar from the healthy blooms as honey,
My dogs ‘water’ everywhere to spoil the roots,
Sometimes the prime roses are sprinkled,

The beautiful red, yellow and white roses are nibbled,
Once my grape vines were brought down with spanks of the paws,
Nothing is left to mind its own business,
Every part of my body is polluted and,

Work in hay wire to fix it later, once the symptoms,
Are confirmed when the diseases are bloomed,
I have a few habits and my body is under attack,
As I have the dogs and the battered plants.

Submitted: Thursday, June 20, 2013
Edited: Thursday, June 20, 2013

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem is dedicated to my brother in law Er.T and he had acquired two life threatening bad habits such as simple smoking and drinking during his college days. He was very ill at the age of fifty five and I told him to stop drinking and take care of his health, but he retaliated with great love in his eyes that he loved to drink and smoke. That was the man who was heavily battered because of his love to his bad habits, which he thought that those habits were doing something good..very sad situation..

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