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Monday, October 14, 2013

Anatomy of Riots

      

Ricocheting bullets break the quiet
     Menacing grins and shrieks of fright
Violence unabated this tumultuous night
     Who was wrong or what was right
Tale of human misery, disaster n sleight
     Mobs pillage, strike at will to kill
Callous irresponsible lead the strike
     Falling torsos splash this moonless night
Wailing women and crying children
      Rendered homeless, inconsolable in fright
 Even strong hearts melt at the gory sight
      Who will answer for this human plight?



PS: Image kind courtesy Google

54 comments:

  1. So scary to think that this is reality, Rahul. Beautifully composed!

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    1. Harsh reality which many choose to look away from Vidya:(

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    1. Thanks a lot, Bushra for those kind words!

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  3. History teaches us that riots are generated by oppression. Unluckily most of the times they are necessary to gain freedom

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    1. Right Francesca! Many reasons for riots but the end result is destruction and mayhem!

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  4. Beautiful composition... nice selection of words :)

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  5. So sad that riots have to exist... Beautifully written.

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  6. That was so vivid... the sad reality of our times!

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    1. A very sad reality in which human lives have no value!

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  7. OH!!! you are 100% successful in putting across the gory situation through your words, I was frightened as I read these lines. reality in every word! did touch me
    good job Rahul sir!

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    1. Thanks a ton Ramya for that comment! It is indeed a bad situation for those who have to suffer for no fault of theirs:(

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  9. Riots are created by the politicians, and the blame game continues. Who cares for the lives and properties lost, all they care is the media coverage, and photos with the victims.
    And the media too is sometimes very immatured in handling these rots, for they too are looking for gain, for more popularity of their news channel.
    In fact, the cyclone came and went by without causing much damage, yet you could see the reporters hanging in the rain waiting for some terrible disaster to happen, can't they for a change be happy that it came and passed away, and just report the way everybody was ready if things were to turn bad. No, they wished with all their heart, that they had something meaty to report.
    Nobody really cares for the common people who are the real sufferers in all these, so called man made riots.
    Very well written Rahul, I only wish good sense would prevail, and people would stop creating such riots.

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    1. Thanks indeed Rama! I agree with every word you wrote and our TV channels are only on the hunt for spicy news! These channels are a mockery in name of news reporting!! Hope ordinary people suffer less in times to come!

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  10. unfortunately this is the world he live in and have to bring children up. Sad.
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    1. I know what you mean Asamptha that in this cruel world children have to be taught about realities in earnest:(

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    Marlena

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  13. Synchronized hate by vested interests and it is the innocent who get killed.

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    1. Shameful is'nt it Purba, to make a living out of poor and helpless people!

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  14. Hmmm, life without riots is a dream now!

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  15. How true? Life without riots is a dream now!

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  16. Truly representative of the current scenario - needless violence everywhere causing untold damages & misery

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    1. Very sad but we are going through tough times Rama!

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  17. Beautiful. It reminds me of the partition days.

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    1. A few things including riots have not changed even after independence, PN! Sigh:(

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  18. Your words paint such a vivid picture of the pain and mess of a riot.

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    1. Mess and mayhem is all it brings , Divya! So unfortunate!!

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  19. There's absolute truth in what you say. Riots cause destruction, grief and pain to most humans. Beautiful poetry..

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    1. True KayEm mindless pursuits of sic minds! Thanks!

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  20. You words portrayed such a clear picture of the scene in AP right now. My cousin who is an engineering student was saying, when they were all doing a peaceful strike, rowdies have come in between and slowly started destroying and burning things and these students had to give up...and how many families have lost their children. Pathetic it is..

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    1. Latha the violence in our daily lives has become a bane and planned and staged rioting leaves a ghastly trail behind!

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  21. Your words bring a harsh truth into the limelight. Its a very meaningful poem, Rahul.

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    1. Thanks Rachna, it is a painful reminder of the beastly acts!

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  22. Hi Rahul, these words are a true depiction of the state of the world today, its shocking and terrifying to think that everything you wrote is actually how some people live every single day in war torn countries. Excellent!

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    1. True Sam, a very harsh world for those who live in this environment in any part of the world and are subjected to a living hell!

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  23. What a true and moving poem. Sad, people don't understand that it's always their loss.

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  24. Who will answer for this human plight - we ourselves! Isnt this right sir? We humans have been our own worst enemy..

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    1. Thanks Binu! We the pliable ones are most responsible for the sad situation we are in!

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