Thursday, October 20, 2005

In the line of actual control…

A million lives, a zillion deaths
Lost childhood, stolen innocence
Violent life, abrupt ends
Wasted wealth, raped beauty
Pristine white snow, bloody red streaks
Homeland refugees, hinterland enemies

You hear the silent voices of the dead
Your breath is the last gasp of the buried

When the ground beneath vanishes
What will anyone actually control?


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been away from blogging due to some irritating and erratic work life... feels better once you are back though..!

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16 comments:

. : A : . said...

Good to see you back!

Love the contrast in this piece. Tragically beautiful.

Have added a link to this poem in my '55 word poem' post too.

Casablanca said...

Awesome! Liked the use of LOC...

Brood Mode said...

grave things beautfully written

Rama The Drama said...

Now..THAT..kicks it up a notch!Beautiful!

venkat said...

great! three wars fought over this piece of land makes it more tragic..i am not sure which is worse the wars or the natural disaster

Ram said...

.:a:. > Thanks for idea and the link.

casablanca, brood mode, ramchi and venkat > Thanks for your comments.

Kupps said...
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Kupps said...

all along i thought you could garnish well only gravy things, but you have indeed granished a grave thing very well. irony.

kavidha...kavidha...abiraami abiraami :)

Ram said...

Kupps > Thanks !?!

N.V.Balaji said...

Very well written. The timing is impressive (Earth Quake and the call for 55 words poem). Above all it makes sense even if one does not know abut LoC.

frissko said...

amazing thoughts written out beautifully...
an aside, is this the 'Ram' related to me? technology, bangalore, Ilaiyaraja, Ram...the parallells compel me to think so..

Ram said...

balaji > Thanks for your comment.

frissko > Believe me, 'technology, bangalore and ilaiyaraja' will just about define most of the tech crowd from TN here..'ram' could be a co-incidence.. ;-)

Thanks for dropping by though. Hope to see you around.

frissko said...

a couple more parallells i dint mention - indra nagar and the general tone of your blog...anyways, evidently a coincidence...

Brood Mode said...

disappeared agn?

Ram said...

brood mode > well not exactly..! was travelling, using up the Diwali/Ramzan holidays.. so access was a problem.. makes me think about the mobile blogging phenom which has caught on, evidently.. thanks for dropping by..

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