karthik kannan


Independence - Poem by karthik kannan

The day when tyranny fell
A baby got delivered well,
The Big Brother heard the tolling
Death knell; one goes up up up
One goes down down down;
White hands go down,
Brown hands move up;
Every snake has a ladder,
Every ladder has a snake;

A war was won in silence,
A war began in silence;
Khaki hands goes right,
Green hands goes left;
Khaki and green forms blood
Flows through the Jhelum's bed
And flows through Jhelum's bed.......

Topic(s) of this poem: colonialism, independence, indian, pakistan

Form: Free Verse


Comments about Independence by karthik kannan

  • Chinedu Dike (9/8/2015 7:21:00 PM)


    I like the articulation of the piece and the rhyme scheme. A good poem indeed. Thanks for sharing Karthik. (Report) Reply

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  • Fabrizio Frosini (9/3/2015 11:04:00 AM)


    from Wikipedia:
    Jhelum o Jehlum (punjabi: alfabeto shahmukhi: دریاۓ جہلم, gurmukhi: ਜੇਹਲਮ)
    is a river that flows in India and Pakistan. It is the largest and most western of the five rivers of Punjab, and passes through Jhelum District. It is a tributary of the Chenab River...

    Thanks karthik, and keep on posting
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    Karthik Kannan (9/3/2015 10:23:00 PM)

    yeah sure! :)

  • David Wood (9/3/2015 10:50:00 AM)


    You have summed up independence very well. A good first poem. (Report) Reply

    Karthik Kannan (9/3/2015 10:27:00 PM)

    thankyou :)

  • Roop Rekha Bhaskar (9/3/2015 7:15:00 AM)


    Very interesting and so factual. I relate to this poem well. How many years of study of Indian history! I wish they would put poems like this inbetween texts. this is so original. Loved reading it. (Report) Reply

    Karthik Kannan (9/3/2015 10:28:00 PM)

    Thanks! :)

  • Kelly Kurt (9/2/2015 2:46:00 PM)


    A powerful poem, Karthik.
    Peace
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 2, 2015



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