Dr PJ Raj Kamal

Silver Star - 3,274 Points (21-01-1956 / Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India)

Destiny - Poem by Dr PJ Raj Kamal

On a day
of wedding regale
in our granddad's
courtyard
A scene ghastly
heart rending
as if
in a fantasy world
Ghosts, wizards,
fay looking
waifs and strays
All scamps
Schizophrenics
of abject poverty
frantically scavenge
only to cling to life

Shaggy dogs
compete
Grin and growl
at predacious crows
chicken and men
Frightened babies
grizzle
while their mothers
in the filth
tussle
All eyes planted
on the leaves dined
Litter strewn over
An awful mess

A horrific pell mell
for the offal
by the sewerage
outside the great wall
Granddad
an overweening
landlord
Only galled
by his own poverty,
remarks unconcerned
Boy, they're
from the life's marge
Hapless peasants
Landless of the ghettos
To them
As good as it gets
The destiny! !


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  • (11/20/2012 5:26:00 PM)


    beautiful poem-I enjoyed reading it-thank you for sharing! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, December 21, 2009

Poem Edited: Friday, November 29, 2013


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