samyak jain


All Of You Who.. - Poem by samyak jain

all of you who tonight
resolve to blink the lights
for two hours
and
all of you who donot,

know for sure,

that your mother lies dying.

the mother that fed you,
drank you, nourished you
since
you left her teats,
the same mother
cries for life.

forlorn, forsaken,
she lies dying
breathless,
you have choked
her nostrils with carbon fumes,
you have left her naked
shorn of her foliage,
you have dug into her veins,
mangling her body and soul,
you have denuded her,
and
helpless,
blank-eyed,

she lies dying.

all of you who have resolved
to blink tonight for two hours
and
all of you who donot,
remember that,
relentless ticks the clock,
and
little time is left
before
she breathes her last.

the hand that can help
is
yours and mine.

may
this two hour darkness
tonight
shriek the message
to the high heavens,

that,
we care for our mother,

that,
we will not
let her die,


because
the umbilical chord
yet unbroken,

spells

if
she dies
who lives?

and

if she lives,
who dies?

..atp..
29.03.2008.



..a tp..29.03.2008.


Comments about All Of You Who.. by samyak jain

  • (4/11/2008 11:20:00 AM)


    I regret I didn`t read it earlier.The message is clear Mr Aasiq, it will flare up to nullify the darkness which is an inevitability of the times.Poetry with a mission must be rated above that with philosophy.A clean 10 is given though late. (Report) Reply

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  • (4/3/2008 11:51:00 PM)


    sensitive metaphor...patriotic as well... a torchlight to the souls who do not realize the present and the dark future their acts are leading to...
    The flawless verse evoked many hidden sentiments towards the country..,
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  • (3/29/2008 3:03:00 AM)


    yes...it's in the news today...will an hour of darkness bring in change? let's hope it'll... (Report) Reply

  • (3/29/2008 2:59:00 AM)


    So true! I enjoyed it...nicely done! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 29, 2008

Poem Edited: Saturday, March 29, 2008


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