Treasure Island

M.D Dinesh Nair

(Thrissur/Vijayawada)

Who Makes the Better Pair?


They live together,
Eat from the similar plate together,
Sleep on the foam bed together
And they bark at the neighbor together.
-A man and his high breed dog.

It is a sharing of the haves,
It is a world of their own.

They too live together,
Eat from the same garbage together,
Sleep on the uneven pavement together
And they flee at the sight of men in uniform.
-A street dweller and his low breed dog.

It is a rearing of the have-nots,
It is yet another world of their own.

Who makes the better pair of the two?
I look up unto the infinite sky
And hears a strange voice thundering into my ears,
'I am the greatest leveller of all',
And his cold hands begin to descend.

The pairs make a beeline and up in the sky
Above my head the thundering voice chuckles on.

Submitted: Sunday, June 16, 2013
Edited: Monday, July 29, 2013

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  • Kanav Justa (12/19/2013 11:03:00 PM)

    , , , , this is a lovely write, , , , who makes a better pair, , , , a good question you have asked, , ,
    a creative write, , , , (Report) Reply

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