Magic Box

(September 3,1992)

The Common Man


Behold! The mighty Common Man!
Coming to show what no one can,
Stole our hearts within a short span,
Wishing to drive our fuel-less van!

Behold! The mighty Common Man!
Coming to show what no one can

Bow not! For He is one among you,
Just bold to utter things thats true
Since lotus dried, with a malignant flu,
Came to power like a jolt from the blue!

Behold! The mighty Common Man!
Coming to show what no one can

Thrown away, by the lightning spear,
Modified petals are shaking in fear!
Horse trade, rat race, so near, here!
Shouldn't have ignored then, oh dear!

Behold! The mighty Common Man!
Coming to show what no one can

Mother of nation became so gloom,
Wondering 'bout our middle aged groom,
Land deal dreams that did not bloom,
Swept away by just a single broom! !

Behold! The mighty Common Man!
Coming to show what no one can

Bless him to take the next big leap,
Not a small rock, but a mountain steep,
Catching thieves who stole our sleep,
Big task! Thousand promises to keep!

Submitted: Friday, December 27, 2013
Edited: Sunday, December 29, 2013

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You are that common man. Power to you.

December 28th,2013 Ram Lila Maidan, New Delhi

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  • Valsa George (1/9/2014 5:48:00 AM)

    I wonder how I missed this wonderful poem! Just fantastic, Aswath! !

    Mother of nation became so gloom,
    Wondering 'bout our middle aged groom,
    Land deal dreams that did not bloom,
    Swept away by just a single broom! !

    What severe punch! ! ... Nee kollaamallo Baalakaa! I give you a deserving 10 (Report) Reply

  • Kanav Justa (1/6/2014 2:15:00 AM)

    , , bravo, , , what a wonderful poem, , ,
    yes we are looking for a change, , , i hope he meets the expectation of the country, , (Report) Reply

  • Kavya . (12/30/2013 12:01:00 AM)

    good one...hope AK succeeds in his mission and give common people like us a better future (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (12/29/2013 12:41:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem Aswath. Let's hope something positive change is going to take place. I saw Dinesh Sir's comment. Yes, poem can be read in different way too. Your poem is fantastic especially to current situation. Loved reading it. (Report) Reply

  • Shahzia Batool (12/28/2013 3:10:00 PM)

    Dinesh ji thanks for guiding me, yes, you are right that sometimes it is necessary to contextualize the poem for its theme that is particularly intended by the poet...but mostly the interpretation depends upon the whims of the readers who know nothing of the deep structure of the poet's mind and they are taken at the surface structure...instead of picking up my comment i would like to thank you again! ! !

    rgds,
    Shahzia (Report) Reply

  • Dinesh Nair (12/28/2013 9:01:00 AM)

    What I expected has happened. Shahziaji, Aswath wrote this poem keeping in mind a new dispensation of a COMMON MAN`S PARTY coming to power in the Union Territory of Delhi in India...
    The poet is expressing his optimism that the experiment would be leading to the victory of the common man at all levels..
    Aswath, please add a NOTE at the end regarding the theme you have built this poem on or else poets like Shahziaji will be mislead.. (Report) Reply

  • Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (12/27/2013 8:15:00 PM)

    the common men are the tools to have the change in the world and they have to be motivated and inspired, but through cognitive process, all our piercing emotions are blunted and we, the common men are helpless and clueless on the road choosing one party after another to see the new sun..Good thought. I thank you for your comments for me, as a poet and the poems. Thank you, Magic Box.. (Report) Reply

  • Shahzia Batool (12/27/2013 8:38:00 AM)

    Poetry has always been companion to camps in the battle ground of life, giving energy to the weak, increasing vigour of the heart, infusing spirit in the common man making him mighty... this one is no exception along with the inspirational poet's notes! ! ! (Report) Reply

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