Isn'T That Shameful For Us? Poem by Ayyappa Paniker

Isn'T That Shameful For Us?

Rating: 3.3

at night
in the kitchen
a little food
must be kept.

the thief was to come
if he's hungry
doesn't find food
might get angry
and cross
and get away
without thieving a thing.

Isn't that shameful for us?.

Mahtab Bangalee 12 June 2019

thief is a human being and he has a right to live but not on the stealing food!

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Britte Ninad 12 June 2019

o the thief the hungry man through night dark needs some food for surviving without angry. beautiful poem 10+++

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Kumarmani Mahakul 12 June 2019

Wonderfully expressed. Beautiful humorous poem is amazingly shared.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 12 June 2020

Food for Thoughts is this poem. Irony and satire are weaved in this humorous poem. Anyhow this amazing poem is chosen as The Modern Poem Of The Day. CONGRATULATIONS, Ayyappa Sir. You deserve this Honour Today as the most! A very enjoyable poem and with such an entertaining mood. I have been to India and know a bit about the traditions there.That has helped me to understand this poem as it must be. Best wishes from SFC

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Bharati Nayak 12 June 2019

There are so many things to ponder in this small poem. In Indian tradition we offer food to all guests who come visiting the house. Generally we keep a small amount of cooked food ready for any guest who may come to our house.Nothing left in the kitchen for the guest is shameful. It is a funny poem shedding light on one of the Indian way of life.

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Ratnakar Mandlik 12 June 2020

A poem depicting broad vision and humanitarian out look too while creating a humor. Well deserved classic poem of the day.

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Kenneth Maswabi 12 June 2020

A great poem indeed...full of humour...very creative

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It's one of the poet's ways of ironical illustrations of the meaninglessness of some of our customary systems. It has a very lasting effect on human minds

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Dr Antony Theodore 12 June 2020

very fine and funny sweet little poem. t ony

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Mahtab Bangalee 12 June 2020

Keep food in kitchen Though it's night..... If anyone dies for hungriness For the death you are liable Although the dead is thief or Yes it's shameful

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Ayyappa Paniker

Ayyappa Paniker

Kavalam, Kerala, India
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