Treasure Island

Magic Box

(September 3,1992)

To Reach the Top


I shall rule this world!
And all it takes
Is to lick some feet!
Or blow some random Child's
Booger filled nose
Then wipe hand in my dress
May be to hug the poor
Feed them bread and
Wipe their tears
While shedding myself a few

By selling lies!
More and more lies!
Inevitable charms
And fake the smiles
Ear to ear
And grab hearts
By saying how I adore

I have nothing to fear
As long as you fools,
Ready to bear,
And to believe
Me! The king of Sycophants
The soul digger
The smart diplomatic player
Yes that's true

To survive I should take
You to the gallows
And I will, fail you not,
There is a noose
Waiting for you
But you'll be happy
Looking at the scaffold
Because I'd have told you
How wonderful hell is
And you'll look forward
To enjoy the trip!

Submitted: Sunday, September 22, 2013
Edited: Friday, September 27, 2013

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Dedicated to all sycophants in the world. Please continue to sell your souls and have spiritual saturation. (I would have used another word instead of saturation starting with OR and ending with SM but considering my little sisters and brothers I hit backspace)

This is against everyone including me. If you felt offensive, this is targeted to you too.

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  • Lyn Paul (10/18/2013 1:13:00 AM)

    Thank You for your full honesty and creating emotion in these words (Report) Reply

  • Aneesha Roy (10/11/2013 2:18:00 PM)

    The bitter sarcasm and naked honesty in the poem is laudable. Indeed one sometimes has to sell one's soul to the devil to reach the top, but again as they say, once you've reached the top, the view is pretty lonely from up there, especially if one has reached the top through foul means. The poem drives home an important point which is not lost amid the gruesome humour induced by the caustic sarcasm. (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (9/27/2013 4:12:00 AM)

    Sorry Aswath, for posting some unwanted comments in your comments section..
    For the time being, what I should comment for this poem, I am not sure..I will comment later.
    Thanks for sharing with us. (Report) Reply

  • Payal Parande (9/26/2013 10:35:00 AM)

    I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.....
    a brilliant piece by a brilliant poet (Report) Reply

  • Dinesh Nair (9/25/2013 7:59:00 AM)

    Someone somewhere has read it between the lines, a few more may read it through each line and many may wonder what is it all about.
    May I dedicate your 'OR and SM' to the trillions of small living beings to ponder over while being reminded of the big brother in Aswin who slaps the foul brains from time to time?
    This is guts indeed! (Report) Reply

  • Yasmeen Khan (9/24/2013 3:04:00 AM)

    Accepted, denial to it would be denial to a reality as bright as a broad daylight, but crude and morbid of course. (Report) Reply

  • Ken E Hall (9/23/2013 3:53:00 PM)

    The truth in the poem only hurts who climb the magic box and sell their soul great original poem... regards (Report) Reply

  • Tajudeen Shah (9/22/2013 1:01:00 PM)

    Dear Poet,
    Poesy herself deserves, rather demands a very special reverence. True, we are eager to express our emotions, passions and imaginations blended with nude life facts. In this verse, what you have attempted is a very common, often discussed, debated, argued rotten political exercise, which always marks even the most honest effort as ' Futile'. The landing stanza itself would have been enough to proclaim a burning sarcasm and sharp criticism against the political manipulators, I suppose. Well, Cheers for such crispy expressions, anyways. Regards. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (9/22/2013 12:01:00 PM)

    Hmm! ! Aswath... what is this? You have truly smashed everyone here! I feel like throwing in the towel and licking the dust! This is what Wordsworth long ago said... Child is the father of man! ! I used to consider you someone like my son! Now I think we should reverse the roles! True, there is a kind of spiritual saturation in all of us! Thank you for reminding us of our sorry plight! ! (Report) Reply

  • Shahzia Batool (9/22/2013 11:32:00 AM)

    keep writing honest poems, because you are marked for honest criticism, that is rare...
    criticism accepted! (Report) Reply

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