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Ruined Emperor - Poem by SREEJITH KULAPARAMBIL

Oh! Lord!
King of Kings!
You were the most powerful emperor
I had ever seen

Alas! What a pity!
Now your kingdom is no more yours
The wind of fortune, sung a hostile tune
Victory kissed the feet of your enemy
Your friends and kins left you alone
Now you are standing bare feet
On this barren land
Under the scorching heat of Sun

Where have those days gone!
When, thou words were command for your people
Where have those days gone!
When, enemies fled with the sight of your shadow
Where have those days gone!
When merchants made bee line-
to offer you their hoarded wealth
Where have those days gone!
When, you had beautiful maidens around you
Who, enchanted you with their youthful essence
Where have those days gone!
When, you laid only on silky mattress,
Wore only the finest leathers on your feet
Where have those days gone!
When, the glasses of wine never left your lips

Everything passes away with the time
Nothing stands there forever
The ultimate truth is revealed
We are all travelers in the caravan of life
Nothing we brought along with us
Nothing will be taken to the ultimate abode

Now stop not, but flow,
Along with the currents of river called “life”
Step aside from those momentary pleasures
They are nothing but fugitive emotions

Walk along the path of renunciation
Watching the mind’s guileful behaviour
No two remains there for long
The clouds of ignorance will move away
When the gust of inner knowledge sway
Revealing the serene soul
Shining brightly,
Spreading rays of thousand Suns.


Comments about Ruined Emperor by SREEJITH KULAPARAMBIL

  • (5/24/2016 9:51:00 PM)

    Hi Sreejith,
    Now stop not
    But flow

    An exhortation to all who find themselves at end of the road. Good poem. Sreejith, why are you not writing/posting anymore? Do Write and share.
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  • (5/24/2010 9:11:00 AM)

    Nice poem. I really liked it. Great expression, total command of language, I would love to read more of your poems. The evanescence of life is the truth everyone needs to understand.Your poem reminds me of the great poem.'ozymandias' by P.B.Shelley. Thank you for your message. Read my poems too. (Report) Reply

  • (5/21/2010 6:21:00 AM)

    nice poem! strong expressions! (Report) Reply

  • Malini Kadir (5/19/2010 2:15:00 AM)

    spread the rays of a thousand Sun............. (Report) Reply

  • Nooruddeen Mm (5/18/2010 12:44:00 AM)

    While roaming around in Agra forte in Delhi years back I felt what exactly you said in your poem.
    Nicely written. Keep writing.
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  • (5/17/2010 1:42:00 AM)

    Well written life itself is a journey nothing is permanent in this world very truly said. Thanks for sharing.. Liked it very much and it was very touching too..10/10.. Keep on writing... (Report) Reply

  • (5/14/2010 9:48:00 PM)

    Thanks for sharing ur poem with me. Both the poems u mentioned were excellent. It had a message, strong vocabulary, not very formal. Keep writing. One of ur poems coincided with my Immortal Journey. I felt really happy. Ur presentation is really good. (Report) Reply

  • Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar (5/14/2010 9:25:00 AM)

    nice. philosophical tone. marks 10. (Report) Reply

  • (5/13/2010 11:31:00 PM)

    a very nice and touching poem, full of wisdom, those who live by the sword die by the sword nice to read (Report) Reply

  • (5/13/2010 2:02:00 PM)

    dear sreejith.....when ever god has walked this earth he has come with the ambience of a emperor.yet at the same timehe isa parama or great yogi.that is why he is different than us.your poem.though illusive maya makes us think otherwise., the truth of life is only impermanence.if we have understood this life would be easy to bear.lovely poem, and i am goingto read more! thanks for sharing.
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  • (5/13/2010 11:26:00 AM)

    Well presented... filled with truth... (Report) Reply

  • (5/13/2010 6:49:00 AM)

    descriptive...much truth inside...good work...10 (Report) Reply

  • Jasbir Chatterjee (5/13/2010 5:59:00 AM)

    Good poem, well written, well-crafted, rhyming very nicely.. (Report) Reply

  • (5/13/2010 2:14:00 AM)

    Wel great job done. Very wel writen. Nothing is life is permenent, life is journy. Good message (Report) Reply

  • (5/13/2010 12:46:00 AM)

    Nice soul searching work... :) (Report) Reply

  • (5/12/2010 4:31:00 PM)

    Hi Sreejith, its a nice, descriptive poem. sure wind of fortune can change its direction any time, but we must not give up and try again. a nice message too. thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Saugata Majumder (5/12/2010 2:13:00 PM)

    Good Attempt......... (Report) Reply

  • (5/12/2010 1:20:00 PM)

    Good line this one: Now Stop not but flow.......
    Good presentation as per what you meant....... But you can use a bit of polishing to make your shining poem glow....... well i have read a few of your works as you have asked..... most of them lack simplicity....... Not that I say it is not good but...... why not sit & meditate on your work a bit just so you can get that tiny bit missing in your work...... you can start by asking people who are very much new to peotry introduced to it by Structural forms for various ideas...... I was Glad to share my views..... Keep writing....: -)
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  • (5/12/2010 11:51:00 AM)

    Well presented what you meant.A nice poem indeed.Keep it up.... (Report) Reply

  • (5/12/2010 10:09:00 AM)

    Its a nice poem with a beautiful meaning indicating the truth (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 10, 2010

Poem Edited: Wednesday, May 12, 2010

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