Tuesday, 18 June 2013

POETRY: THE GREATEST LIE OF ALL?

11:36 By Vishnu Chandrasenan


    

Little drops of water splashed from the heavens,
Thumped my window in might.
My mind went on a quest;
A quest to find a lie,
The greatest of them all,       
Which mankind has ever managed to haul.

Is that when a poor man is denied justice,
By a lie from the dark powerful influence of money,
The greatest lie of all?
Is that when he cries in helplessness,
Due to a society ruled by sinister falsehood,
The greatest lie of all?

     

Is that when a patient is told a lie,
By the doctor who knows the truth,
In order to uplift his fallen morale and poise,
Before venturing into a deadly surgery,
The greatest lie of all?



Is that when a poor little son is pained by starvation,
Due to the hands without money of his mother,
Who asks him to eat food mixed with poison,
When tears flow down her cheek,
Without ever telling him the painful truth,
The greatest lie of all?

   

Is that when a clown laughs in ecstasy,
Trying to hide is painful inside,
So that his audience can experience joy,
The greatest lie of all?

   

The tarnished world of mistrust and suspicion,
Will only become equivalent to heavens;
When what is wrong be right,
When what is black be white,
When what is darkness be light,
When what is dim be bright,
When what is weakness be might.

   

Rain continued to drop from the heavens;
In rhythmic uniformity, rain upheld its promise,
To return each year, at the same time.
Then, my mind went on a quest,
A quest to find a lie,
The greatest of them all,
Which mankind has ever managed to haul.

-Vishnu Chandrasenan

24 comments:

  1. This was just wow.I don't know if anyone ever gave a thought like this before.Too good man..

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    1. Thank you Hema for your keen interest and motivation.

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  2. It is very interesting thought ,I really liked it.
    very creative!!!

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    1. Thank you so much Thushar for your encouragement.

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  3. Exceptional Blog ! Vishnu the Poet..............Vishnu the Thinker !!!

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  4. Thank you Arun for your kind words.

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  5. Awesome Brother..its the best poem I have ever read.Your Thinking Power is Great.Keep Blogging..:)

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  6. You are going to make it big some day... mark my words... Keep wracking those grey cells ... I don't have any words of praise to match the content of the poem ... they would just be undermining it...

    ...Parvathy...

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    1. Thank you so much Madam. I was very fortunate to be having a teacher like you. Your encouragement fills me with immense positivity.

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  7. on second thoughts... if you can publish it anywhere else or enter it into some competition please do....

    ...Parvathy...

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    1. I will certainly do that Madam. Thank you so much for your time and goodwill.

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  8. ITS A GOOD ONE....:} KEEP WRITING...
    ...BHARGAVI

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    1. Thank you so much Bhargavi! Keep visiting.

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  9. THE BEST POEM
    SATHYAN

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    1. Thank you Saurabh. You are a special visitor.

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  11. Heart Touching..!!

    Is that when a clown laughs in ecstasy,
    Trying to hide is painful inside,
    So that his audience can experience joy,
    The greatest lie of all?

    this is the best 1.


    RatedR

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    1. Thank you Raghu! That little analogy speaks a lot by itself...

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  12. Dear Vishnu,,, this poem was epic...such excellent use of words...just great...a grand salute to u my bro...just waiting for many more such beautiful poems n blogs ahead..m really impressed.....but I would suggest u to please publish this tremendous good work of yours..
    --Sagar Dighe..

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    1. Thank you so much Sagar. I am very much inspired by your courtesy. I earnestly thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and share your views. Your comment is very special for me...

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    2. Ohhh...it's my pleasure to praise ur hard work n the unimaginable imagination of ur thoughts...I was just stunned reading this poem...really good...

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    3. Ohhh...it's my pleasure to praise ur hard work n the unimaginable imagination of ur thoughts...I was just stunned reading this poem...really good...

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