Zero Covers All Poem by Satheesan Rangorath

Zero Covers All

Rating: 3.0

Lately I realize.
I am a numb number,
living through life.
First child.
Date of birth.
Sixth star of twenty-seven.
Scorpio numbers six of twelve.
Studied tenth class,
Then 5-year’s graduation,
Every class I had a scroll number.
Exams written on id number.
Studied law.
Head churning three years,
with numbered sections.
Penal code, constitution.
Clauses of law in numbered sects.
Registered in bar council.
Legal practice.
Case files are numbered.
Subsequently I got,
House number, door number.
Phone number.
Mobile number.
Account numbers.
Credit card number.
Pan card number,
Folio numbers,
Car number,
License number,
Policy number,
Health card number,
Election card number,
Passport number,
Ration card number,
Ultimately, when you put me in morgue,
allotted me a number.
Which, I do no know.
However, I know a number.
I am a big zero.
It covers all my life
Yes, we discovered zero.
What a relief?
Does it not cover all?
fulfill all values!
By the way your number please?
X number or N number?
Infinite numbers.

Chitra - 28 August 2008

a poem so cleverly wrought

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Kesav Easwaran 23 August 2008

we are all just one number in His creations enumerable…still we are all infinite numbers in life… different, each at the same time…father mother son daughter brother sister friend lover master servant what not so many…but basically we remain a zero that breathes only if placed after a supporting solid number ONE…never ahead…a very good poem with deep philosophic insight 10/10

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Satheesan Rangorath

Satheesan Rangorath

Elappulli, Palakkad, Kerala, India
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