Rajendran Muthiah

Gold Star - 11,783 Points (16.03.1950)

Objectivity In Writing - Poem by Rajendran Muthiah

In the guise of changing social ills,
On a caste or religious community,
The writers should not cast a slur
and be engaged in character assassination.
If they do not mention the specific caste,
no one has reason to build tension.
If the author quotes ways to end the ills,
then all of them will applaud him.

People should also behave like humans.
They shouldn’t be preys to the tricks of those
Who hold kangaroo-courts with political clout.
It is hard to heal the rifts of castes
as the demi-gods in politics treat them as the vote-banks.
It is a mystery difficult to comprehend,
When the Pandavs were said to be the sons of gods,
the brave ruling castes of the past kept calm
without beating Vyasar or the ghost writers in open.
People hurt the poor folks who spend sleepless nights
for cooking up a story and bringing out a book.
The people who hurl stones for wheezing or sneezing,
meditate deep closing their eyes at the loot of granites,
adulteration of milk, paddy and demand of bribes for jobs.

Topic(s) of this poem: corruption

Form: Prose Poem


Poet's Notes about The Poem

It is difficult to understand people. When Vyasar, the sage called the five Pandavs as the sons born to gods, no Khatriya caste drew out swords to fight. when some modern writers commit some simple mistakes, they are pummeled with sticks and slippers in Kangaroo courts. The same people close their eyes when politicians commit robberies.

Comments about Objectivity In Writing by Rajendran Muthiah

  • Rajnish Manga (4/3/2015 3:43:00 AM)


    Thanks for bringing into sharp focus a subject on which reflects our hypocrisy in more ways than one. The latest target was Perumal Murugan, an author of great distinction and Wendi Doniger, a researcher and commentator of Hindu Texts. Thanks for underscoring the highhandedness of these kangaroo courts and the plight of gullible persons. Well done, Rajendran ji. (Report) Reply

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  • Kelly Kurt (4/3/2015 3:08:00 AM)


    .Very good observations made, Rajendran. People seldom seem to make sense to me. Thank you for sharing.
    Peace.
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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 3, 2015

Poem Edited: Friday, April 3, 2015


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