The Other Side Of Sanity - (Iv) - Poem by RAJ NANDY

I have often wondered why, people look upon the
As if they are from another world, a creature of
much disdain;
Deserving only our abusive words, in this world
of countless insane!
Yet our History is replete, with such maddening
afflictions of suffering and pain, ,
Igniting movements of various kinds, where religious
fanaticism had prevailed!
Like the Crusades, the Spanish Inquisitions, witch-
craft and human sacrifice, -
Are all instances of insanity, of its own brand and
And don’t you forget that Megalomaniac, *
Who tried to exterminate all the Jews, -
A fit case for the mental asylum,
While we pause to pay sanity its dues!
And all our modern terrorists, those racialists,
and fanatics, -
Who feel they can rule this world;
Remain as mere pawns on the checkered board
of time,
Those insane lunatics of a deluded kind, -
Who will make our psychiatrists go out of
their mind!
- New Delhi
- 11 Oct 08
(* Hitler, the greatest of all megalomaniacs!)

Comments about The Other Side Of Sanity - (Iv) by RAJ NANDY

  • Sathyanarayana M V SSathyanarayana M V S (10/12/2008 11:28:00 AM)

    What an apt subject u have picked up Raj......something that has been troubling me for a long time. U are right. All these war-mongers, terrorists, killers, rapers are lunetics right from Bushs to a professional killer who kills for a mere 100 rupees. Such a wonderful subject u picked up. I don't know how to congratulate you. This poem should be made to be read by everyone...including Bushs (Report)Reply

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  • Seema Aarella (10/11/2008 12:50:00 AM)

    For evey hand that had raised to kill...one has risen to protect! For every battle cries of vehemence...a protest has been risen in silence!
    Buddha, Ganghi, lenin, stalin, vivekananda...they keep coming as rays of hope.
    A good work Raj!

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, October 11, 2008

Poem Edited: Saturday, October 11, 2008

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