Monday, April 12, 2010

Threat / R.K. Singh


THREAT

We chase myths in self-made Amazon
fish turtles that change colour in new waters

we create landscape of nightmares and wade through
anacondas that threaten our confidence

lost in the jungles of our own making
we beat about the thorny grasses now

look for the twin flames for convenience
cloud judgment and reality for control

challenge the Republic and divide
the defence that could never be

---
R.K.Singh
Dhanbad, Jharkhand, India


Names in Smoke, by Ram Krishna Singh
http://www.othervoicespoetry.org/vol40/singh/index.html
R.K. Singh's blogs:
http://rksingh.blogspot.com and http://rksinghpoet.blogspot.com

[All rights reserved by the author - Used with permission]

1 comment:

  1. Thanks George for using this one. I believe it is one of my powerful poems composed to decry the right wing violence in India.

    R K

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