Amitava Sur

Gold Star - 22,721 Points (20.01.1950 / Kolkata)

Killing Myself - Poem by Amitava Sur

When the earth is sinking everyday
With brutality and murders all over,
I can see the Mother Earth
With tears in her eyes.
Underneath the black clouds in a gloomy sky-
I can hear the sad tune as Orpheous plays.

In this darkest world today,
I see rows of pyres by the river side,
They are burning with their fearsome flames -
Bellowing gust of smokes and ashes.
The sky is casted with thick dark cloud
With tons of human blood and fleshes.

Under this thickened cloud with ashes of flesh
I can listen the utter cry of many more lives.
They’re crying loud with their hands stretched out
For a help to live and rest.
The girls are crying with a shiver in spine
How they will save themselves.

This is the world I'm living today
Where bloody hands are very safe,
Nakedly opened their teeth and nails
And openly hunting the innocents.
They are hidden inside the golden gloves-
Suppressing and oppressing at large.

I as a man who can do nothing here,
Is drowned in sorrows and pains.
Helplessly pulling my hairs -
And feeling killing myself.

Topic(s) of this poem: pain


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Amitava (31.01.3014)

Comments about Killing Myself by Amitava Sur

  • Khairul Ahsan (7/29/2018 9:23:00 AM)

    The violence and destruction taking place in different regions of the world now are the machinations of the wrong people ruling the world whom we elect and they do these sins in the name of democracy.
    In the backdrop of the dismal picture drawn in the poem, I am moved, inspired and encouraged by the comments of poet Lorraine Colon and Lyn Paul, to do good things and be kind to people even in a very small way. Thanks to the poets for their comments and to you, for the poem.
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  • (3/24/2014 2:34:00 AM)

    Do not fall to the violence on earth, killing yourself would kill me, it would take away my hope
    in finding good in this world. You are one of the few who make a difference with your
    thoughts in poetry, you bring illumination to a world in darkness. Please continue to shine
    your light so others may follow your example, and together find the answers to cure this
    menace of violence. You have not yet realized what a good force you are in this world.
    The difference you have made in my life, will be recognized by others, do not give up,
    Amitava, you are a reflection of the good in life.
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  • Lyn Paul (2/15/2014 4:41:00 PM)

    What we must believe is that this violence will end. It is just greed and it can stop. We just have to find a way and we must believe. Your loss is a huge hole in many hearts so keep on keeping on as Lento would say/ Thank you (Report)Reply

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  • Amitava Sur (2/13/2014 8:45:00 PM)

    Thank you Lorraine and thank you all for sharing your views with your valued comments. (Report)Reply

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  • (2/13/2014 6:00:00 PM)

    The world you are experiencing today is the same world that has been in existence for hundreds of years. People don't change - they are cruel to each other. This is painful to those of us who know it is wrong. All we can do is be kind to whomever we meet and offer what help we can - no matter how small or insignificant - even if it is only a smile. Killing yourself would just be depriving the world of a good person - and there are too few of them already. (Report)Reply

    Khairul Ahsan(7/29/2018 9:13:00 AM)

    I am moved by your wonderful comment, Lora.

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  • Mac Adrone Adonay (2/7/2014 6:46:00 PM)

    constant thing is change.. the bright world is dimming now.. nice write. (Report)Reply

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  • Kanav Justa (2/2/2014 12:05:00 PM)

    , , so true, , , the world today has changed, , , , nice write, , (Report)Reply

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  • Geetha Jayakumar (2/2/2014 10:56:00 AM)

    Beautiful flow of words...
    I as a man who can do nothing here,
    Feeling like killing myself.

    Very true said, at a times we feel helpless when we see sufferings. Fantastic poem.
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  • (2/2/2014 1:02:00 AM)

    the darkest world. yes.
    and yes there should be some hope. let us seek something helpful. what if the way of hope is passing through our hearts...
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, February 1, 2014

Poem Edited: Saturday, March 8, 2014


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