Vadakkumpurath Ramesan


Failed Love-War - Poem by Vadakkumpurath Ramesan

When their steadfast love
Waged war against the world
They never asked their religion
He never asked her
To change her religion
To change her name
At the culmination
Of the love- war against all
The universe
The Gods
He asked her
To wipe out the vermilion dot
On her fore-head
To break her bangles
To suit to his religion!
She stood with him
To wage war against
Her religion
Her beliefs
Her village diktat
Yet for a sublime love
Untained with religion
The caste or beliefs!
He commanded her
To immerse
In his religion, belief
And caste customs
And customs of the clan
The love converted her
To his religion, belief
And clan to keep
The nuptial knot intact!
He lost nothing for the love
But she lost everything for it
It was he who emboldened
Her to accept the Christ,
The prophet and Jahoa
With no discrimination
As the fundamentals took sword!
As the black shadows
Of disbelief crept in
She as defeated warrior
As the failed crusader
Abandoned and hood -winked
Asked him on parting:
Can you not love me
With no identity
But with the identity as women
Whom you found at first sight!


Comments about Failed Love-War by Vadakkumpurath Ramesan

  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (1/28/2010 7:23:00 PM)


    She as defeated warrior
    As the failed crusader
    Abandoned and hood -winked
    Asked him on parting:
    Can you not love me
    With no identity.this is something unique of its kind.... she as defeated warrior has all rights to ask...she gave everything for love whereas he forced her to change her belief and everything...oh so nice poem and well crafted in words.....10

    read mine sentimental fool....come home...i miss.... miss i miss u
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 22, 2009



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