Enter His Kingdom Poem by Unnikrishnan Sivasankara Menon

Enter His Kingdom

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"Whore! " he kicked her
As she lay on the kitchen floor
And he knew well that
She only whored him.

The child on her bosom
Whined and wept aloud.
"Tell me, who fathered
This vermin of yours" he said.
And he knew the butterfly
Was his own blood.

The noose of her torn sari
Held tight on her neck
The other half still tied
To the roof beam above.

Then it dawned on him
Like the rain that poured
Over the river outside-
She heard nothing he said
And will never again.

That morning too, she had
Handed him a few notes
Left from her wages and said,
"Have tea and go to work! "
That morning too, he had
Ended up in the arrack shop.
Now he was back right from there
Hungry and his pockets empty.

A stone he picked up
And aimed at the sinner.
As the child cried again
he heard His words,
"Let no sinner cast the stone".

He tore the stone from his own hand
And threw it fast over the river sand
As His Kingdom rose from
Beneath the dark of his heart.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Topic(s) of this poem: social comment
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
How alcohol destroys the society!
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Amber Piercy 11 January 2023

This poem was very deep I enjoyed this one!

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It is a pleasure to read your words, Amber. Thank You

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David Wood 26 February 2022

Very powerful poem Unnikrishnan, alcohol or any addictive substance destroys the lives of both husband and wife.

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Unnikrishnan E S 26 February 2022

I am so happy that the poem communicates with you effectively. Thank you for the appreciation

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Chinedu Dike 24 February 2020

A heartrending narrative about an alcoholic and abusive husband. A tragic love story written with clarity of thought and mind. This is so sad, really quite touching.

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Unnikrishnan E S 26 February 2022

In my native place, alcoholic addiction and drug abuse are taking more lives than any contagious disease.

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Bipasha D 20 April 2018

Very vivid images. A powerful portrayal of an abusive husband. Any sort of addiction be it alcohol or gambling, have destroyed several families.

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Unnikrishnan E S 20 April 2018

Very true, Bipasha. Mostly, women and children are in the receiving end, when men suffer from addiction. Thank you for your understanding of the issue and the comments. Obliged.

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Rebecca Navarre 16 October 2017

Heartfelt! ! ! ! ! Very Striking And Powerful Poem! ! ! ! ! Excellently Done! ! ! ! ! The Message Shown! ! ! ! ! Thank You Ever So Much For Sharing This! ! ! ! ! Ever So Very Very Many 10S! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! +++++

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Unnikrishnan E S 16 October 2017

Thank you Becca. Deeply obliged.

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Unnikrishnan Sivasankara Menon

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PUTHENCHIRA, KERALA, INDIA
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