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A Bud Crushed Under The Foot

Rating: 4.3

The day’s newspaper shook my heart.
I can only shed a tear on my part.
A heartless father shot his daughter.
It was like an animal slaughter.

Her love for a boy was the cause.
She married him as her choice,
Not with her parents’ consent
That led to their utter dissent.

Her father, to teach a lesson,
He invited the boy in person,
For a talk in a public place,
Just to break their alliance.

Her mother became serious,
Her father became furious,
When the talk failed at last,
As the kids stood steadfast.

Father had in his pocket hidden,
A pistol normally forbidden,
Two or three rounds he shot,
And gave the boy a chase hot.

The boy escaped with a wound,
But the girl fell dead on the ground,
Her life sucked up by bullets three,
From the pistol that flew free.

Oh God, when this gun culture,
From this earth will disappear?
Why a father kills his daughter,
O’er such a simple love matter?

What for he bred her for years?
Had their eyes dried of tears?
Many lost lovers history has seen,
Now one more added, fresh and green.

(A news from 'Times of India' of 8-10-2005)

Indira Renganathan 24 July 2008

Great people write great.A good moral poem.My appreciation

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Kesav Easwaran 11 July 2008

conditional incomplete love leads to anger hatred ness and at times to cruelty and crime...a poem with a good message 10

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Subbaraman N V 06 July 2008

Most unfortunate- but then the society has such inhumans too!

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Katherine Wiley 01 April 2008

A very nice poem, senseless killings are always hard to understand. A well said sentiment. kate

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Vidyadhar ... 01 March 2008

touching poem depicting the extremism of love

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Ravi A 13 October 2009

The problem with us is that the parental love is not unconditional. Every parent has the right to plan the life of his children but has no right to take away their life just for one's whims and fancies. I have often thought about another problem that our children face in the hands of their parents. When parents commit suicide they also force their children into the grave-yard. If these children knew what was happening to them, would they surrender themselves to the whims and fancies of their parents in a willing manner? Are our children simply toys in the hands of their parents? Out of the parents' pleasure, children are born and out of their rage, they get exterminated. This is indeed a cornering situation for our children. Something must be done. I appreciate your concern.

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Ahmad Shiddiqi 05 October 2009

wonderfully narration and sensitively introspection.

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Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal 13 August 2009

The day’s newspaper shook my heart. I can only shed a tear on my part. A heartless father shot his daughter. It was like an animal slaughter. it is heartless message from father.what did he get out of it? ? ? ? ? father should be towering strength for children....10 read mine papa do u know and papa you tooi

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Lalitha iyer 20 February 2009

Dear Sir, as i read your poems one by one, slowly i am falling in love with you.

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Chitra - 29 July 2008

touching poem. yet another masterpiece!

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