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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Chained Humanity



You kept me chained,
That collar, and that rein,

You made me parade
Around your terrain,
Wiped my conscience,

Stripped my ego,
Rode my back,
When I yelled
And prayed.

A man, skinned,
Tagged and marked,
A slave
With a slit mouth.
Carrying
That gruesome grin.

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10 comments:

Kavita said...

Intense and oh so powerful!! It's like a defiant plea.. an unheard voice... a quivering protest!

Very well written, Shreya!!
Thanks for linking this fine poem at poetry potluck.. we are really honored!

wanderer said...

Thanx a lot Kavita :)

wanderer said...

This particular comment came through Facebook

Upal Deb commented on your link.
Upal wrote: "That man........metaphor of Time....off all-Time....chained deterministically.....or out of will....absurdist poem? Waiting for God's call for the prayer....well written...!"

bendedspoon said...

so demeaning... A superb write! :)

Dasuntoucha said...

Piercing write...gripping and precise.

Olive Tree said...

Oh wow! Your words, the way you chose and knitted them together, very deep and intense. I love, love, love this. Thank you for sharing it.

Jingle said...

superb composition.
Thanks for sharing,

romanticpiyush said...

a nice write...

btw... i was trying to read between the lines... and it turns out there were a few "good" points of the captivation that the man has learned...
a good conscience, and "zero" ego...

just a thought...

Being Me said...

Slavery takes many forms...

Promising Poets Parking Lot said...

what a powerful one, well done.

the image adds credit to your words.


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