Treasure Island

Pradip Chattopadhyay

(28.01.1961 / Kolkata)

The Ugly, the Bad and the Good

The ugly is no face no color no skin
It you won’t find on surface
The ugly also known as bad’s worse twin
May hide beneath a pretty face.
None is born ugly but later convert
Lured by power and greed
Ugly is ugly from meanness of heart
A shameless and self centred creed.
Bad for this world that it usually rules
Dominates politics and governance
Both bad and good are to ugly easy fools
Victims of ugly’s pretense.
The clan of ugly raises its head
To shed blood and wage wars
When ugly reigns the good falls dead
Struck by its satanic curse.
The bad is one that lives on threshold
Can go with either on ride
Deviant of good its soul isn’t sold
If wants can switch to good’s side.
Bad isn’t as bad as ugly can be
It has quite a few streaks of good
It still has the choice to make itself free
And be as good as it could.
The good is surely of the three the only wise
That serves without craving for glory
Makes for us this earth a paradise
Hardly finds a place in history.

Submitted: Monday, July 29, 2013
Edited: Monday, July 29, 2013

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  • Geetha Jayakumar (7/29/2013 5:27:00 AM)

    Poem with Beautiful message...None is born true..Every thing in one face....Good write...Liked reading it. (Report) Reply

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