Theme: Resurgence


Is this helplessness,
or a mental impasse
that the lifeless yesterday
        unable to even repeat itself
        still creeps around
        as Vetala – the vampire; and
like a question mark -
disrupting the progress of today,
jeopardizing the aspirations of tomorrow?

When will
this chicanery end?

Awaken from slumber
        O Vikramaditya!
Pick up the sword of discrimination
sever and annihilate
the ghastly parasites of the past.

Liberation from yesterday
should become the path
to the doorstep of Salvation

This journey must start now.


More By  :  Rajender Krishan

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Comments on this Poem

Comment intelilgent poem

22-Oct-2012 18:44 PM

Comment Very apt comment on contemporary society! Nice use of Vetala and Vikramaditya imagery from Indian culture. The entire thing gets revitalized here. The need for fresh action and thinking is a clarion call.
A powerful voice---Rajenderji. Please keep it up.

sunil sharma
21-Oct-2012 23:31 PM

Comment "All big journeys start from a small step"- Chineese Proverb.
Rajender's solution to life's journey is " to awake from slumber,cut the past to move fast towards goal"

Raja Mutthirulandi
21-Oct-2012 22:09 PM

Comment Yes..very inspiring..can we evolve some programs; so as to bring us closer?

21-Oct-2012 12:27 PM

Comment Good metaphor!

Pavalamani Pragasam
21-Oct-2012 11:54 AM

Comment well done work

21-Oct-2012 10:13 AM

Comment Sun rises, night comes, sun rises again and again--Truth
Way of Life, it begins and ends into Life

Never despair, hope for the best
Best we want and best we get

Life began in BC and continues into AD- it marches on

Rest! Rest and work, otherwise rest will end into rest to require
rest again

Life journey goes on never to end
It starts and starts again and again

That is the way of Life

pranlal sheth
21-Oct-2012 09:44 AM

Comment Perfectly in tune with the spirit of Dasara / Durga Pooja festival and Vijay Dashami in about a couple of days.Pragmatism demands action, not mere contemplation.Regards.

T.S.Chandra Mouli
21-Oct-2012 08:51 AM

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