Treasure Island

Samanyan Lakshminarayanan


dead relationship


what is this relationship with a dead father
what are these offerings to a dead father
what is this for?
whom is it for?
a duty or a right what for?

what the son had to offer a needy LIVING father.....
no one knew....there was no witness
what the son has offered to a dead father....
every one knew....there was quite a crowd to witness
the last right was a perfect performance

a perfect performance and that's what it was
to pacify the soul of the dead father
a perfect performance...out of fear
the SON would continue to perform this every year....
out of FEAR

Submitted: Saturday, February 14, 2009

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  • Lynda Robson (2/23/2009 5:49:00 AM)

    It is a sad fact that family ties don't seem to matter anymore, good write that pulls no punches,
    10
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  • Catrina Heart (2/22/2009 8:06:00 PM)

    well said, great theme...strong family ties no longer exist in our society today due to the fast changing of life style from busy environment and the socio-economic factors that affects the family..10+++++++++ (Report) Reply

  • Sandhya S N (2/19/2009 11:16:00 PM)

    reallyu true sir,
    The offerings to one after death is vain
    what matters is how he is treated while alive
    Sandhya
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  • Kranthi Pothineni (2/17/2009 9:59:00 PM)

    A very good write...but its performed in fear...would have been good if it is performed with love...very well expressed feelings (Report) Reply

  • Kesav Easwaran (2/17/2009 9:14:00 PM)

    Rituals performed are believed to enable the freed soul to regain birth...more of a thanksgiving nature in the lighter sense...performing rituals out of fear is superstition...if performed in good faith and in love and respect towards the deceased it should please the mind; should give mental satisfaction and peace to the performing individuals...10 (Report) Reply

  • Sandra Fowler (2/16/2009 6:37:00 AM)

    A perfect performance indeed. But deserving of no applause. A powerfully
    written piece. You felt this one very deeply.10, of course.

    Kind regards,

    Sandra (Report) Reply

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