Theme: Ethics

Disrobing

Powerful people once,
age has made them so fragile.
Their seat of power
was so formidible.
They, septuagenerian, octogenerian, nonagenarian all,
were being robed in honour of their past services,
but could not but be mute spectators of a show,
mastered by one, a couple of decades junior.

A pathetic scene of human condition,
of human helplessness unfolded
Superannuation should lead to hermitage.

Bygones should be bygones.
Let old stalwarts bask in their former glory in peace.
Robing only disrobes
a dignified existence.

27-Sep-2012

More By  :  Sharbaaniranjan Kundu

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Dear Mr. Kundu,

If you think that is right, log in and please put it right as after publishing, you have full access to your poems.

This message also goes out to all my fellow poets, if you think something is amiss due to my oversight, please log in and set it right.

alwaysaparna
27-Sep-2012 06:58 AM

Comment The seventh line should be:

but could not but be mute spectators of a show,

Sharbaaniranjan Kundu
27-Sep-2012 06:40 AM


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