Veteran Poet - 1,108 Points (7TH OCTOBER 1951 / Trissur, Kerala State, India.)

Mental Hospital - Poem by RAVIKIRAN ARAKKAL

He asked a few uncomfortable
Questions to his mother in law
Who had apolitically powerful
Brother who asked the chief
Of the Mental Hospital,
And was whisked away
By the staff and goons
Of the politican and was
first given an injection,
which made him speechless
With tounge so dry not
Enabling him to talk
and put in solitary confinement
With a single cloth to wear,
With howns, sneers, and cries
From the next cells full of madmen,
Turning his mind turbulent
and wishing for the touch
Of outside world, of hummning
Streets, music, wife and daughter,
He cried lonely and cursed
The ones for his confinement,
Feeling pity for the mad ones,
who took bath naked
And jeered at each other
Singing in howling unearthly tones,
But when he was released
He ran to home and felt
Heavens returned at devine intervention.

Ravikiran Arakkal

Comments about Mental Hospital by RAVIKIRAN ARAKKAL

  • Brian Jani (7/7/2014 5:10:00 AM)

    interesting poem here, i just had to read it when i saw the title.well done Ravikiran (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 1, 2007

Poem Edited: Thursday, April 21, 2011

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