Treasure Island


to all the disciples of pain

come to me, for i will be your teacher
of pain, and lots of its kinds,
nuances and

come to me and i will teach you
how to dissect pain
identify its flesh and bones
muscle to muscle
cartilage to cartilage
nerve to nerve
to the tiniest cell of this pain
in all of us

we study this pain
we learn what is it really
this pain, like the way how we dissected the
frog nailed before us still alive
numbed & dead in chloroform

we see how the frog breathes
how we skin it how we see how it ceases
to have pain

after all is done
we throw the frog away in some trash can
after we have deprived it of its skeleton
bleached like a blank stare

we ask ourselves how do we
look at it eye to eye
without pity
as we prick it with a long shining needle
deep to its backbone

and then we remember
how pain dissipated in strong chloroform
how we ourselves inflicted it
without any feeling at all

now shall we blame ourselves
having pain ourselves when we ourselves love to inflict them

in frogs in mankind in the person that we also claim to love?

Submitted: Sunday, July 20, 2008

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?

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?

Comments about this poem (to all the disciples of pain by RIC S. BASTASA )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

New Poems

  1. To My Love, dr.k.g.balakrishnan kandangath
  2. Scrutinized As Being Abusive, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  3. Sting, Foster Teegarden
  4. Some Ghoul, Foster Teegarden
  5. the man of christmas, Faith Taylors
  6. My Description, Foster Teegarden
  7. Scared to love you, leanne royle
  8. Pain, leanne royle
  9. Human, Foster Teegarden
  10. Frienship, bryan wallace

Poem of the Day

poet Rupert Brooke

If I should die, think only this of me:
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
...... Read complete »


Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  4. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  5. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  6. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  7. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  8. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  9. 1914 V: The Soldier, Rupert Brooke
  10. Daffodils, William Wordsworth

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]