Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar M.D.,

Gold Star - 17,914 Points (14-2-1957 / Tamilnadu, India)

’tis A Sad, Mad World! - Poem by Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar M.D.,

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;
The scorching sun can’t bother him,
Nor can the stench within;
His pangs of hunger goads him on
To lick the residue;
His face keeps smiling when he sees,
A morsel of cooked grain!

The dogs are happy biting bones,
Though meat, they never meet;
He’s back to work upon the pile
And sorts the rocks from leaves;
There’s silence excepting the noise
Of scrambling for food found;
The garbage-dump’s a blessed spot,
Where man and beast share food!


Comments about ’tis A Sad, Mad World! by Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar M.D.,

  • Brian Jani (5/5/2014 5:20:00 PM)

    certainly it is, nice write (Report)Reply

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  • (4/9/2010 10:51:00 AM)

    ‘…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 (5/4/2009 4:52:00 AM)

    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 (Report)Reply

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  • (9/12/2008 5:30:00 PM)

    woah! ! good one........ (Report)Reply

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  • (6/23/2007 8:16:00 PM)

    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! ! ! (Report)Reply

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  • (9/29/2006 11:16:00 AM)

    this is a nice poem bringing out the pathos at the suffering of this world (Report)Reply

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  • (4/22/2005 10:30:00 PM)

    nice poem........................ (Report)Reply

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  • (4/18/2005 8:59:00 PM)

    Nice poem.Liked this one.Thank you. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 18, 2005

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 4, 2010


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