Treasure Island

kanav justa

(Shimla)

Fishes In Blues


vultures flying in number many '
over the vaulted sky
fishes swimming in the sea
they look up and they sigh

“their eyes fixed at those fishes”

a baby fish asks to his mom
why do we always hide
when we see those vultures high
as they circle in the sky

“baby fish looking at the vultures with curiosity”

a question he then asked again
why are we weak and small
in glory those vultures they fly
but why we always crawl


“we did no harm to those vultures
yet they eat us in plenty”


they kill us when we sleep at night
they kill us when we play
they kill when we all think of god
with heart and soul we pray

'where do our prayers go'

why we are the ones who always fall
and like sun they always rise
in dismay her heart was bleeding
yet hope dwelled in her eyes

“hope that longed for justice
why don’t he protect us
the one who created us and everything
if he exists somewhere
why is he hiding”

it’s a shame he spoke out loud
for the creator of the earth
some he made so weak like us
some strong right from their birth


'why this partiality'

now hiding ourselves is the only way
even for the ones who have a daring heart
I wish I could fight these vultures all
and rip out their flesh apart

I would not be afraid if I lost
but to always hide I feel is a pity
for us who are weak yet still so brave
I will end this misery

the mother smiled as she looked at her
and said that she still was small
to understand the laws of life
even the mightiest fall

you think eating us is a crime
but have you ever wondered the same
when you eat those fishes small
have you ever felt their pain

life is just an ocean deep
where death awaits us at the shore
some moments in life like sugar sweet
some moments we find as sour

where every being that lives on earth
has his/ her life at stake
some moments gives us glory great
sometimes our hearts it breaks

'Still not satisfied by her answer
baby fish spoke again'

I have seen humans

they live their lives like a king
as if they were the creator of everything

they commands the oceans and the land
but one thing i never understand

why nobody eats them, still they eat all
i have never seen those mighty humans ever fall

why can’t we live our lives like them
no other race can eat them

so mother, what you said to me was wrong
the creator was always biased as he made them strong

the mother then said again staring at the sky blue
what you say my son, is absolutely true

no one eats these humans
but still that does not make any difference

even though they come from a golden seed
yet their heart overflows with greed

they need none who would make them fall
they eat themselves, the humans are dumb after all

Submitted: Sunday, January 26, 2014
Edited: Sunday, January 26, 2014

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  • * Sunprincess * (6/23/2014 10:22:00 PM)

    .................................~~~~~~~~~~~ LOVE LOVE LOVE ~~~~~~~~~~~........................... (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (2/6/2014 7:59:00 PM)

    ......this is absolutely one of your best writes....it's in the same category as cloud and stone....and yes I fell in love with this one.. pretty sure you knew this.....and yes I fell in love with cloud and stone also.....love your ghost write even more......actually pretty sure you know this also....I LOVE ALL OF YOUR WRITES :) .....and yes, you have the best name ever.....I LOVE YOUR NAME, KANAV.....it is so wonderful :) (Report) Reply

  • Ed Nigma (2/2/2014 7:21:00 AM)

    Humans eat themselves and evolution almost always wins. Every once in awhile you see the one with heart...
    The Rocky's and Nemo's that push when they have nothing left. Nicely done. Last 2 lines nail it for me. (Report) Reply

  • Dinesh Nair (1/31/2014 9:17:00 AM)

    Hunting and being hunted are the two phases of life.
    Man is the most aggressive predator here and the rest of the organisms just survive..
    Your poem throws light at the great reality of a helpless living system.

    Except the undue length of the poem everything is superb here and I am giving you
    Ten out of ten Kanav... (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (1/29/2014 8:53:00 AM)

    Wonderful poem with great meaning in it. Humans eat themselves, the humans are really dumb after all. Very true said. It take years for one to realise that they eat themselves by giving importance to others greedy words. Loved reading it Kanav... (Report) Reply

  • Lyn Paul (1/28/2014 6:04:00 PM)

    Even though they come from a golden seed yet there heart overflows with greed. A great line. Wonderful words Kanav. Thank you (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (1/27/2014 5:52:00 AM)

    How well you have brought out certain salient truths through a story poem! !

    No one eats the humans, but they eat themselves.... yes, we allow ourselves to be consumed by greed, jealousy, hatred and so many such negative emotions..... Very mature thoughts coming out from a youngster! ! I award you a 10 (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (1/26/2014 12:03:00 PM)

    Excellent Kanav, and so true - humans are pretty dumb. They have the intelligence to change the world but they don't do it. (Report) Reply

  • Noreen Carden (1/26/2014 11:46:00 AM)

    Really well thought out poem.We humans are dumb we kill each other and pollute the world that our quality
    of life depends. Beautifully written with wise observation of human failure. (Report) Reply

  • Anthony Di''anno (1/26/2014 11:26:00 AM)

    Fantastic piece of writing Kanav and so true. Humans are consumed by so many things, greed, lust and envy to name just a few. Were I an alien visiting this beautiful planet for the first time I would be shocked at the depravity of it's human inhabitants. It's a good job we have wonderful poets such as yourself to redress the balance. (Report) Reply

  • Deepak Kumar Pattanayak (1/26/2014 8:45:00 AM)

    Just a brilliant piece............portraying different faces of life....... at last coming of humans shedding crocodile tears....... Kanav......your style of expression is unique which most I like and for which in my list you are my favourite.....
    thanks for sharing....... (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai (1/26/2014 8:26:00 AM)

    i think poem is not finished yet. every one is prey of another.
    'Sowing seeds of life
    for creation of a new life
    for survival of the existing life'
    though concluding line defer from the subject but after all a powerful and poignant write sketching the naked picture of human being.
    thnx for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Mac Adrone Adonay (1/26/2014 7:58:00 AM)

    what a powerful and inspiring piece! This poem is filled with symbolism, giving such beauty and wisdom in every verse. Good write and thanks for sharing. :) I invite you to read my poems and leave comments on them. You are a young and talented poet. Thanks again. (Report) Reply

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