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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Cruelty by Vivekanand Jha


Cruelty by Vivekanand Jha

Cruelty like sediments into water container
Even inadvertent stirring spoils
The serenity and sanctity.

It suffers from insomnia
Unleash its irritation of sleepless night
On orphan and weak.

People are poor by kind
And rich by cruelty
As if goddess of learning herself
Were blessing them
To deliver the speech extempore.

Everyone is embodiment of explosive
All we need is to light one spark:
Calling wrong a wrong
And get ready to sing a swan song.

A group of trigger happy youth
Making to and fro of road
Like venomous bees around honeycomb
Provoking and tantalizing to say something
All you have to do is to stir up the nest
And they would do their best
Better we know the rest.

Intolerance on rampage
And tolerance victims of stampede
Now none trembles with fear
All shudder with anger
The strong with one
But the weak with all cylinders.

Gone outside to seek entertainment,
For week-end refreshment
Wife suffered molestation
I suffered frustration
We flavoured hot juice of insult
Returned home with hurt inside heart.

Author's Bio: Vivekanand Jha is a poet and research scholar from Darbhanga, Bihar, (India) and is presently doing Ph. D on the poetry of Indian English poet Jayanta Mahapatra from Lalit Narayan Mithila University, Darbhanga. He has authored four poetry titles: Hands heave to harm and hamper, Spam: A Satire on E-Sex, Songs of Innocence and Adolescence, My Poems Falter and Fall and Time Moves Clockwise Only.

He has the credit to have published his writings with over fifty literary journals all over the world, some of them highly reputed. His works have also been included in many anthologies.

His poem has the voice of a man who has tasted the life in its brute face.

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