Treasure Island

Indira Renganathan


Benefaction


Less of what they were yet happy
Deprived of what we long today
For luxurious golden glitter yet unhappy..?
Masticating memory in making of forefathers
In one house, one family, one home
Unified in one traditional taste
No greed, no jealous, no insufficiency
Measured desires mastered life..


Benevolent economics benefitted kinship
Stealthy infirms, invalids, widows, diseased
Never less of deference, never in negligence
In one house, one family, one home
Unified in one familial paradise..
Less of what they were yet happy
Deprived of what we long today
Set apart homes for the needy kins even

Submitted: Monday, April 20, 2009

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  • Palas Kumar Ray (4/26/2009 7:15:00 AM)

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    Such questions have always haunted me since childhood. We go here and there searching happiness leaving it all there in a united family.We close our eyes to say thet we are blind.Now no U-turn is seemingly possible.We have come too far
    from the heaven.
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  • Rangarajan Kazhiyur Mannar (4/20/2009 8:41:00 AM)

    Captured the true but pathetic picture of today's scattered family left for ever to crave for warmth which however is nowhere in sight. A write out of your genuine concern will, I hope, let us ponder. (Report) Reply

  • Samanyan Lakshminarayanan (4/20/2009 6:55:00 AM)

    lovely poem mam...reminded me of my chilhood days when we lived as on such family..no body was left out in that set up..today i think if i cross 60yrs i should admit myself into an old age home...thanks for your support mam..pleasr read my
    new 'a cute one', 'the last embrace', 'a poem's language' (Report) Reply

  • Samanyan Lakshminarayanan (4/20/2009 6:55:00 AM)

    lovely poem mam...reminded me of my chilhood days when we lived as on such family..no body was left out in that set up..today i think if i cross 60yrs i should admit myself into an old age home...thanks for your support mam..pleasr read my
    new 'a cute one', 'the last embrace', 'a poem's language' (Report) Reply

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