Raghurama Raju

Freshman - 919 Points (18th July 1957 / Chinna Chinthakunta)

The Statue - Poem by Raghurama Raju

The statue stands there
With a smile on its face!

In pure black granite
With a body strong and heavy
The statue stands there
At the crossroads lying eastern
Where two roads intersect
And become two plus two!

In all the seasons of the year
Enduring their extremities
The statue stands there
With a smile on its face!

Once in a while
A long-way bird
Rests and shits on its shiny head
But, the statue stands there
As usual with a smile on its face!

Every night in every year
A leper comes and stains the statue
With blood oozing from his senseless wounds
But, the statue stands there
With a smile on its face!

The statue lives with the only hope
Ever year, on its birthday, people gather and garland its neck and speak
About the great things it did
When it was alive like you and me!

Topic(s) of this poem: random thoughts

Form: Blank Verse

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Regularly looking at the statue of Jyotgirao Pule at LBNagar crossroads inspired me to write this poem.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, February 12, 2017

Poem Edited: Monday, February 13, 2017

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