Subbaraman N V

Freshman - 864 Points (31st July 1941 / Karaikkudi - Tamilnadu- India)

An Elegy - Poem by Subbaraman N V

You were my constant companion
You were my faultless friend
You were my unfailing guide
You were my timely whip!

You were thick and you were thin
You saw me in my thick and thin!

You were fed once a month
You fed me all through the month!

You helped many a friend of mine
You rushed to the unknown strangers too!

You have seen my days of light and dark
You have warned me lest I went astray!

Now you are gone where I do not know!

Is it I could not satisfy your thirst
Is it you could not see me burst
Is it because I did not obey your command
Is it because I did not satisfy your demand?

How nice you were to see
How lovely you were to me
How good you were to touch
How kind you were as such!

You taught me value of things
You taught me sense of thrift
You taught me nature of men
You taught me joy of life
Now you are gone to destination unknown!

How you chose to leave me alone
How you chose to be with anon?

What on earth can move without thee
Where can I move sans thy company?
You were a part of my daily attire
You have left me desolate
Oh! I can not stand isolate!

Such is my love for my LOST PURSE
Much is to be said of what I nurse!

I stand in loss and agony
I look before and after
I pine for what is gone!

May be He wants me more careful
May be I stand compensated
When it will be one has to guess!

May you be of help wherever you are
May you be of guide with whosoever you are!


Comments about An Elegy by Subbaraman N V

  • Abdulrazak Aralimatti (4/2/2015 6:11:00 AM)

    A true loyalty and adoration conveyed through the poem. (Report)Reply

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  • (11/8/2014 12:43:00 AM)

    You had me going through the whole beginning, writing of your loss, thinking that you were speaking of a loved one, then you spring it on us - you were talking about a purse! ! Hilarious and very witty - great imagination! ! A very good poem, thank you for sharing it. RoseAnn (Report)Reply

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  • Gita Ashok (6/9/2010 11:37:00 AM)

    This elegy is full of suspense - I kept guessing until I reached the line with LOST PURSE.
    What clever planning has gone into it! Simply wonderful! A 10+++
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  • Kesav Easwaran (9/6/2008 7:16:00 AM)

    You were thick and you were thin
    You saw me in my thick and thin!
    You were fed once a month
    You fed me all through the month!
    These lines display wise poetic humor...a humorous lament on a lost wallet 10
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  • Sathyanarayana M V S (9/2/2008 6:40:00 AM)

    I was musing over...what was that? very nicely dealt with the suspense. Yes! Even I too feel that way about my purse.9 (Report)Reply

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  • Ashraful Musaddeq (8/30/2008 3:05:00 AM)

    This poem is such, as if it were my emoton! (Report)Reply

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  • (8/25/2008 10:39:00 AM)

    dear subbaram..

    I do feel the most pulsating moments in LIFE...comes in with a LOSS...
    realisations...recollections...are more meaningful...when...u' feel a 'sense of LOSS..

    u'...have painted.. simple philosophies of LIFE'..

    regards...

    sivan..
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  • john tiong chunghoo (3/28/2008 3:19:00 AM)

    very imaginative subbaraman. so many words for such a common thing we could hardly thought of for a poem. great write. keep on. (Report)Reply

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  • (1/23/2008 11:43:00 PM)

    Very well done, the deep feelings for the departed come through strongly throughout this piece. Excellent and moving, I enjoyed this one. (Report)Reply

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  • (1/2/2008 4:57:00 AM)

    Great work here Subbaraman i do like this a lot so much thought has gone into it Well done (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, October 11, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, April 15, 2011


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