Kumarmani Mahakul

Gold Star - 246,264 Points (Gandam, Dist-Deogarh, Odisha, INDIA)

Hoist With One’s Own Petard - Poem by Kumarmani Mahakul

In our society there are hectic and hefty persons,
In animals or birds too we find cunning portions.
Some captivate people with good qualities,
Some dehumanize and debilitate other’s abilities.

Such persons are there who think to do harm,
To aim other they apply their sharp arm.
But they are caught by their own trick is certain,
There is a nice story about it let’s attain.

Kansa, the king of Mathura, once ruled over subjects,
He aimed to put Krishna to death was his object.
He got an attractive stage prepared to sit over it,
It was so designed that it would destroy when sit.

Krishna was welcomed with pomp, was offered the stage,
Inadvertently Kansa stepped to stage and didn’t in cadge.
He fell down to the depth of more than twenty feet,
There he put to death and couldn’t move his feet.

Krishna narrowly escaped from death and said,
“Uncle Kansa was cause of own death, it is very sad”
Hoist with one’s own petard is true for all,
Be cautious gentleman and ladies avoid own fall.

Topic(s) of this poem: life

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Hoist with one’s own petard means caught himself or herself in own trick. In society there are many types of people. Some are hectic and some are powerful. In animal society and bird’s society we find cunning animals and birds. Some captivate people where as some dehumanize. Some want to harm other and plan accordingly but they entrapped in their own plan at last. There is a nice story about it. Kansa, the king of Mathura, once decided to kill Krishna and made a plan. He got a stage prepared. It was too high, suppose to more than twenty feet. It was so designed that it would collapse as soon as it was stepped. Krishna was welcomed with much pomp and was offered the stage. At the time of offering Kansa inadvertently stepped the stage and fell to the depth of twenty feet and put to death. Krishna said that his uncle Kansa was the cause of his death himself. It was the hoist with Kansa’s own petard. Hoist with one’s petard is true for all. Poet at last requests to gentlemen and ladies to be cautious and not to do harm other. This is the theme of the poem in brief. This is written in Gandam, Deogarh, Odisha, India and is dedicated to the people of the world.
Hoist with one’s own petard – caught by one’s own trick
Captivate – charm/fascinate
Dehumanize – make impersonal
Debilitate – make weak
Inadvertently – unintentionally
Petard – small bomb

Comments about Hoist With One’s Own Petard by Kumarmani Mahakul

  • Akhtar Jawad (3/27/2015 10:26:00 PM)

    A thoughtful poem, when evil starts touching it's climax, we have no alternate but to eliminate it................10 (Report) Reply

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  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (3/18/2015 4:14:00 PM)

    Evil intent brings one's own down fall. Nicely illustrated from mythology. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • (3/17/2015 1:27:00 PM)

    His evil intent backfired on him. An important message contained in this poem, Kumrmani. Well done. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 16, 2015

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