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Contrition
by Padmaja Iyengar - Paddy
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  I see everywhere blood
Flowing about like a flood.
Oh Kalinga! My heart for thee does weep
Thy ghastly sight will never let me sleep…!
 
Mighty Kalinga! Lie thee there
In a state of turmoil and ruin.
My heart for thee does weep
Thy ghastly sight has taken away my sleep…!
 
My name shall be remembered age after age
As of the one, who in a fit of rage,
Lost his head;
Sought bloodshed...
 
I know not how to repent
But here on, my life shall be spent,
In teaching mankind tolerance,
Preaching and practising nonviolence.
 
I shall devote all my life
In removing sorrow and strife.
Upon this earth there shall be,
No man poor or unhappy...
 
Women will no more sigh.
Children will no more cry.
I shall not hurt even a fly
From this day till I die...
 
Man will now live in peace and cheer
For he shall no more fear
Ashoka, the violent..!
Ashoka, the tyrant..!
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October 08, 2013
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Comments on this Poem

Comment Thanks Ru.

Padmaja Iyengar
10/27/2013 11:39 AM

Comment I agree with Pili Publu Mam..very nicely written too..

Rupradha
10/27/2013 05:25 AM

Comment Thanks a ton Mohini for your positive feedback.

Padmaja Iyengar
10/19/2013 13:45 PM

Comment Padmaja powerful poem ..Loved the way the poem engaged me leaving its impact... Very innovative ways used.. ..effective imagery used.. Thanks for sharing ..

Mohini Gurav
10/19/2013 07:16 AM

Comment Thanks Pili Pubul, for adding your valuable insight to this poem.

Padmaja Iyengar
10/18/2013 23:56 PM

Comment An interesting poem, powerful imagery about loosing control resorting to violence. Not an easy thing to change. But the contrition is real.... At the moment.

pilipubul
10/18/2013 08:34 AM




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