Pankajam Kottarath


Cosmetics - Poem by Pankajam Kottarath

Tiny rabbits stay still
while chemicals dropped
eat away their eyes.
After the trials
‘subjects' remain frail for life.
Behind the magic of mascara
lie the sediments of sorrows
of the tiny subjects.

Absence of tear ducts aids researchers
and my eyes oust what the rabbits can't.
And believe:
So Real is this filthy truth.

Squeaky rats, skins shaved and scratched
chemical burnt and watched for weeks
for sensitivity, under microscopes
without even the chance
of a touch or scratch
until the data sheets filled up,
finally breath their last.

Glossy lips truly resemble
colour of the scraped skins
that rouse secret wishes
in beholders' hearts,
but veils from dreamy eyes
the pain of the mute subjects.


Comments about Cosmetics by Pankajam Kottarath

  • (11/30/2012 2:51:00 AM)


    As a research the guinea pigs are subjected to such harshness (of course the researchers would say that such treatments to them is indeed necessary so that we humans are harmless with the new products brought out!)
    But the poet in you has deeply pondered over the issue due to your compassionate nature.
    Thanks and best wishes
    Chandra Thiagarajan
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  • (11/30/2012 2:51:00 AM)


    As a research the guinea pigs are subjected to such harshness (of course the researchers would say that such treatments to them is indeed necessary so that we humans are harmless with the new products brought out!)
    But the poet in you has deeply pondered over the issue due to your compassionate nature.
    Thanks and best wishes
    Chandra Thiagarajan
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  • Unwritten Soul (5/17/2012 7:06:00 AM)


    Cosmetics....a magic tool for lies that sacrifice others to be beautiful, it's like what snow white mother done...some potions dropp one of this and dropp that a little...and mirror mirror spark lies on the eyes holder hahahahaaha....Some cosmetics maybe harmful to others too but there are some people can go, natural gift..
    or natural helper...lot of cosmetic now use natural product and for everyone should not support animal testing product so find your good one if u want it..and it's important to be who you are, even in thick colors from your skin, it never change who u are but your real is still revealed...There is pro and con just pick as what u want..i reviewed this as a researcher so dont take it negatively_Unwritten Soul
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 17, 2012



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