Veteran Poet - 1,108 Points (7TH OCTOBER 1951 / Trissur, Kerala State, India.)

Brother's Death - Poem by RAVIKIRAN ARAKKAL

He was soft and nice,
Standing on the desk,
To rescue and challenge
His elder brother's enemies
When the young one
Was only five, yelling
At the distracors,
Always being the elder one's
Protector and well wisher,
Yet married at youth,
Harassed by wife and in-laws
Writing off his properties
To them on their compulsion,
Thrown out by them,
In mental distress
He was shattered to pieces
By the train, in front
Of which he jumped
With sadness filled in heart,
Making his brother cry
Day and night for years
For decades on end.
In fond memory of brotherhood.

Listen to this poem:

Comments about Brother's Death by RAVIKIRAN ARAKKAL

There is no comment submitted by members..

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?

Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 23, 2011

Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  7. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]