krishnakumar chandrasekar nair

Bronze Star - 2,291 Points (1964 and doing pretty good.. / Thiruvalla, Kerala)

Fish Curry - Poem by krishnakumar chandrasekar nair

Deep fried, black and brown with tail intact
In spiced gravy staring at me- a piteous sight
Sad eyes waiting for the fork of a diner’s attack
And so resigned to a fate of a gourmets delight

I prodded him lazily and he seemed to wince
Could it be that he did not quite approve
So I laid down the fork and took a hard look
Again there he lay helpless and so fully cooked

The waiter stopped and gave me a cursory glance
“ All’s well I hope Sir, with the special dish”
I nodded, then took a spoonful of gravy bland
And reluctantly finished the meal sans the fish

As I paid the bill and sauntered out confused
I felt the graven look of the one on the leftover dish
Staring at me - the one who preferred to keep status quo
And keep him suffering with his curry filled innards as it is

Comments about Fish Curry by krishnakumar chandrasekar nair

  • Nika Mcguin (2/16/2014 11:15:00 PM)

    Cleverly written, I always love a bit of personification. Theres alot of shock value in this imagery, which is all the better. (Report) Reply

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  • Neela Nath Das (9/24/2013 10:17:00 AM)

    A wonderful poem.A poet only can think like this. (Report) Reply

  • (9/24/2013 9:49:00 AM)

    I enjoyed this poem alot...thanks: -) (Report) Reply

  • Gajanan Mishra (9/20/2013 9:59:00 AM)

    thanks for the poem, K K Chandrasekhar, go on.
    i invite you to read my poems and comment and vote.
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Poem Submitted: Friday, September 20, 2013

Poem Edited: Saturday, September 21, 2013

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