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’tis A Sad, Mad World!

Rating: 4.8

A famished, ill-clad beggar stands
Amidst some barking dogs!
All searching through the garbage-dump
For left-over food, fast;
Each taking turns at emptying,
The things inedible;
Their hunger-pangs can drive them mad;
Will Dame Luck smile on them?

His eyes keep straining just for food,

On plantain-leaves by luck;
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Brian Jani 05 May 2014

certainly it is, nice write

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‘…The garbage-dump’s a blessed spot, /Where man and beast share food! ‘ A fatal stroke and lethal pouring of shame and scorn on the conscience of Civilization… Sincerely appreciate it and more such punches needed to awaken us from our ‘made-slothful’ attitude 10+ Ms. Nivedita UK

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Indira Renganathan 04 May 2009

The last line speaks out a dogmatic truth...not only the beggar but also the rich people enjoy sharing their food with their pets while dining...a very catchy poem...thanks for sharing

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Reshma Ramesh 12 September 2008

woah! ! good one........

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Raul Castelan 23 June 2007

My, my, my, I had never read a poem like this before, but it was a very good one. The way you flowed and the way you expressed yourself. BRAVO! ! !

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Prasanna Kumari 29 September 2006

this is a nice poem bringing out the pathos at the suffering of this world

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David Gerardino 22 April 2005

nice poem........................

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Pradeep Dhavakumar 18 April 2005

Nice poem.Liked this one.Thank you.

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