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Sunanda Pushkar



Sunanda
We never met
We never knew each other
You were just a charming presence
An ebullient efflorescence
That off and on graced our TV screens

You crashed into my awareness
When your wedding news
With a handsome politician
An unlikely combination
Who had run up to the top of the UN
Human form of linguistic eloquence
Hailing from my own town
Who tweeted faster than the morning birds
Hit the headlines
And blazed our channels

Later, I saw you
Chasing his frenetic perambulations
At parties and events
Your sunny smile
Always made sure
His shadow cast no darkness

Sunanda
I sat up at the news
That you have gone
Forever, stunned
A lady has gone
Not a politician’s consort
But a gracious presence
A woman made of romance
And the stuff of dreams
From our noisy midst

Sunanda
They will talk and talk
Weave new stories
Sensationalize your exit
Dissect and analyze
Your past, what you did and didn’t
Conjecture possibilities
About what really happened
To satisfy rumour mills
As the doctors would
On your frail lifeless corpus

You were a fluttering butterfly
That died in the morning dew
Rest in peace, Oh, grace
A tear-drop here I place
Beside you where you lie
Dripping from a wrenching heart
An utter stranger’s tribute
For we can only cry
When those of dream-stuff die

18-Jan-2014

More By  :  Madathil Rajendran Nair

Views: 1397     Comments: 12

Comments on this Poem

Comment Hi Nair: Nice one. you rightly said 'sensationalize' the issue, thats what media /politics want to do...

Vijayan
23-Jan-2014 06:33 AM

Comment "They will talk and talk Weave new stories Sensationalize your exit Dissect and analyze Your past, what you did and didn’t Conjecture possibilities About what really happened To satisfy rumour mills As the doctors would On your frail lifeless corpus "-

This is what really will and is happening. everybody wants to encash on the death of others - news persons making full utilisation of this, gossipers doing the maximum they can

Ramdas Menon
22-Jan-2014 11:55 AM

Comment A moving and fitting tribute,tats is so refreshing after reading and viewing so much of trash on media. Nice lines these:

Rest in peace, Oh, grace
A tear-drop here I place

Padmaja Iyengar
19-Jan-2014 22:02 PM

Comment //Who tweeted faster than the morning birds// - Loved the phrase
And the last para

Amith PK
19-Jan-2014 12:13 PM

Comment A wreath studded with shimmering lyrics.

Sathees Chnadran
19-Jan-2014 10:54 AM

Comment Good one Rajetta.

kailesh
19-Jan-2014 07:38 AM

Comment last line will be remembered by most of the readers

prafulla
19-Jan-2014 05:22 AM

Comment Rajanji, a fitting tribute to Sunanda. Let her soul rest in peace!

R.C.Nair
19-Jan-2014 03:49 AM

Comment Kumar, Adi-ji and Rian - Immense thanks for your kind words. Happy New Year to all of you.

madathilnair
19-Jan-2014 01:34 AM

Comment very good rajetta. fantastic


have a Great day and Happy new Year

kumar ,palpak
19-Jan-2014 00:47 AM

Comment Lovely sentiments . Lovely lady - died too young .

very eloqunet poem .

vinatha kumar
18-Jan-2014 21:35 PM

Comment Poignancy concentrated. The butterfly richly deserved this tribute.
- Rian

Rian John
18-Jan-2014 19:54 PM


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