A Morsel Of Death Poem by Jaishree Nair

A Morsel Of Death

Rating: 5.0

He didn't ask for a feast of delicacies...
Just a mouthful to quieten his rumbling belly, .
The pangs of hunger spreading fire
burning a hole in his blurred vision of better self.

Heedless of the animals scrounging the left overs...
Heedless of the people gorging with bloated bellies...
Pinching a little to douse the flame...
He stepped into the snare of idle game hunters.
to face judgement by these law breakers! .

Surrounded by the phantoms of the living
who poked and grabbed, teased and taunted
the helpless native of their own soil
Like a sensation, they celebrated the act

Scaffolding in the gallows of parched humanity
his life stolen by the cowards of time's youth
The ashes buried in the forest of his origin!

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Topic(s) of this poem: hunger
Edward Kofi Louis 03 March 2018

In the forest of his origin! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Jaishree Nair 03 March 2018

Thank you. Regards.

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Me Poet Yeps Poet 06 June 2018

r u still composing ma'am Have you read my best poem MOMS SMILES KINDLY DO AND MOTHERS DAY TODAY ALSO U WILL LIKE BOTH...

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Jaishree Nair 03 March 2018

Thank you for your support.. Regards

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Dr Dillip K Swain 03 March 2018

It's a poignant piece of poetry! Liked the third stanza most! Many congratulations for this thought provoking poem being chosen as POD! (I vote this poem with a 10)

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Jaishree Nair 03 March 2018

Thank you for voting and reading my poem Regards

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Geetha Jayakumar 03 March 2018

Beautiful poem based on harsh reality, humanity, poverty and concluded with the death of a young man. Well penned Jaishree. Congratulations on member poem of the day!

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Jaishree Nair 03 March 2018

Appreciate your reading the poem. Regards

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Geeta Radhakrishna Menon 03 March 2018

Hi Jaishree, Heartiest Congratulations on being chosen as the poetess of the day. A morsel of death is a beautiful poem of hunger and poverty. You have articulated and crafted the poem very well that showcases the pangs of hunger that eventually results in death. A sad yet intense poem. A full score for you Jaishree!

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Jaishree Nair 03 March 2018

Thank you for the lovely words.. Regards

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