ritty patnaik

Rookie - 41 Points (6th july 1952 / cuttack)

In Troubled Times - Poem by ritty patnaik

troubled and heart broken
bound by selfish vision
it is a world,
of double standards.
pleading of ignorance,
man feels all,
pretends of ignorance.

devouring men, eating its own,
still hungry,
pleading of love and brotherhood,
in the garb of senseless killing
of its own.
hungry, with endless desire and
engrossed in physical illusion,
forgetting the path of truth.

unable to say,
why i live on,
to witness the happenings,
deep in the silouhette of my mind
i am troubled and heart broken.


human exploitations,
the tides of selfishness,
is like a wave of sorrow,
devouring mankind,
values and principles.
conscience, has taken a back seat,
while we flounder and wait,
for a better world.

mind gets clouded with thought
to revoke deeds and karma
is impossible,
the will to change is nil.

the conscience no longer,
propells the boat of life,
where i stand, i can see and hear
only, my voice of despair.


Comments about In Troubled Times by ritty patnaik

  • (12/15/2009 5:36:00 AM)


    A THOUGHTFUL POEM. ONE MUST DO HIS/HER KARMA IN THIS WORLD,
    AND THROUGH THE ART OF MEDITATION - DRIVE AWAY THE GLOOM & DESPAIR!
    -Raj
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 13, 2009



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