Nasarudheen.P. Parameswaran

Rookie - 288 Points (8.8.1952 / Manakad)

Why? What for?


Why? What for?
As father helpless dead and gone,
Children and grand children torn,
Confused mother in cares frown;
As vultures hover over and shriek
Glide with sharp claws, open beak
In shade of leafless trees we lodge,
Rest the wrinkled poor with dredge.
Black selling and felling and telling-
On cruel shelling for peace or shilling.

Submitted: Tuesday, October 01, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, October 02, 2013

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  • Freshman - 1,192 Points Kanniappan Kanniappan (10/13/2013 9:50:00 PM)

    Nicely told about the after effects of the head of the family following his death, mainly

    'vultures hover over and shriek
    Glide with sharp claws, open beak.

    It is mainly due to the addiction to smoking and drinking alcohol In the present days. I packet scissors cigarette costs Rs 40, Gold flake costs Rs 75/, acquiring and buying costly death with Cancer lungs and massive heart attack. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 4,538 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (10/9/2013 4:30:00 PM)

    A shattered family and the troubles faced are powerfully dealt in the poem. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,688 Points S.zaynub Kamoonpuri (10/8/2013 8:14:00 AM)

    I so pity d single mothers. A winsome nicely flowing poem, superb rhymin too. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 9,695 Points Heather Wilkins (10/7/2013 5:55:00 PM)

    a power write. Females alone without the male figure is a sad plight. well written (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 17,104 Points Valsa George (10/6/2013 11:57:00 AM)

    This is the sad plight of families that have lost the father figure! The widows have to face so many problems besides inhuman attacks from flesh eating vultures! Powerfully presented! This is equally true of the present social scenario. Anything is done to satisfy selfish ends! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 37,362 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (10/2/2013 9:58:00 PM)

    Imagery like old father, vulture confused mother these all are circled made a ring round peace In fact I don't know swimming and here river deep but nice (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,665 Points Wahab Abdul (10/2/2013 8:13:00 AM)

    the poem is very deep..this poem has been written with charged emotions.. like it (Report) Reply

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