Raj Arumugam


Z Poem - Poem by Raj Arumugam

Z is useless
Like an appendix
It's not like English'd collapse
if you threw Z to the dogs
(you couldn't call it a sacrifice):
we'd still communicate
we'd still fornicate

it's like if your doctor cut
your appendix and threw it out
you'd still eat and shit

so, useless Z -
like many parts in the human enterprise
like your religion, your ideology, your prejudices:
it's there,
in the human system
but each a Z;
part of a strange assembly


Comments about Z Poem by Raj Arumugam

  • Hans Vr (4/10/2012 10:43:00 AM)


    True, Raj, many useless things in our lives
    I like to read about the Saints who do away with all of them
    But how they manage to do it. We tend to be so attached to them
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  • Raj Arumugam (4/8/2012 1:59:00 AM)


    Dear VS - Z is simply that, the lats letter of the English alphabet. It's a pretty dispensable if not useless letter, as I see it. What I am doing in this poem is to build on Z a metaphor or symbolism of all the dispensable and useless things in human life, as I see it....Of course I expect people may disagree.
    Also you might notice this poem has a more a in-your-face or direct style...I like to vary my style, imagery and subjects....
    Hope that is useful.
    Of course, different readers will have different interpretations of a poem...
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  • (4/8/2012 12:15:00 AM)


    Raj Arumugam, What is the meaning for Z, merely an alphabet or something else? I don't want to jump the gun. Is there any hidden meaning? Thank you... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 7, 2012



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