Shahzia Batool

Freshman - 701 Points (Pakistan)

La Budget Guillotine!


Be prepared, ye mortals!
for old though renewed sacrifices
dreams, desires, hopes, plans,
cuts,
hurts,
burns,
from the old man of hundred and ten
to the young kids under ten
all red wine
on the shrine
of la budget guillotine!

Submitted: Friday, June 14, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, July 30, 2013

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the crashing engine, the first gift!

Comments about this poem (La Budget Guillotine! by Shahzia Batool )

  • Rookie Passionate Reader (6/18/2013 7:18:00 AM)

    The poem speaks so well the existing situation... again with a solid and strong message. Deep observation! ! ! Dickens 'A Tale of Two Cities' immediately came to my mind when i read the title. You have skillfully used Guillotine here. Very innovative and impressive! ! ! The whole scene came to my mind after reading this well crafted work. Well done! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 534 Points Chandra Thiagarajan (6/15/2013 3:01:00 AM)

    A great metaphorical poem, Shahzia, nice and enjoyable! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 442 Points Yasmeen Khan (6/15/2013 2:59:00 AM)

    Prevailing situation written powerfully in a not very lengthy composition with easy diction so can reach to everyone. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 40 Points Indira Babbellapati (6/14/2013 12:38:00 PM)

    An yearly rigmarole; the average look forward to concessions in vain...honest tax payer forever victim: ( (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,993 Points Wahab Abdul (6/14/2013 11:04:00 AM)

    110 is the number of parliament members? however, budget cuts and cut the fund which used to for the development of children under ten....a bad and nasty thing they done, its a strong poem with strong message, i like it...10 (Report) Reply

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