Treasure Island

veeraiyah subbulakshmi


Sweden, The Moral Police..


Oh Sweden, the land of Heaven,
The couples are happily strewn,
On the lawn and in the open,
To the visibility of the sun and the moon,
Oh, Sweden, what do you want to prove,
Arresting the parents of Malaysian Kids,
Our cultures are very different,
Caning is wrong, but it is not prohibited here,
A juvenile delinquent is not identified,
To the eyes of the interviewers,
The son stole and the father caned,
The Children were mischievous,
Beyond our imagination could implore,
What do you want to prove,
Are you the moral police of the world,
Protecting the young and innocents,
Look at your roads, where the kids can buy drugs,
Promiscuous with high on cannabis,
One third of male and one fifth of female,
Abuse the drugs; please safeguard your race,
What do you want to prove and teach the parents,
That you are the moral police of the world,
Release the parents and they might not be aware,
Simple punishments here are punishable in Sweden,
Asian parents are different, though sometimes violent,
They have never disowned the children when eighteen.

Submitted: Monday, February 24, 2014
Edited: Tuesday, February 25, 2014

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Based on the news that the Malaysian parents are arrested in Sweden for child abuse.
1. The figures are based on the website, European monitoring center for drugs and alcohol abuse

Though I support the Malaysian parents on humanitarian ground, as they had done what most of the parents in this region are doing, I condemn child abuse, both physical and psychological..

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