Monday, December 12, 2005

Child the Father of Man

The child cleared the hurdles.
The ring of fire couldn't stop it..
then it has to pass through the narrow suffocating ring
half the size of his waist!
First the tiny feet entered..
then it was the neck.
The passage was tough,
but there was no turning back.

The child climbed the pole..
to reach a ropeway, no, just a single rope
dangling at twice his height.
Walking on the rope, suspended in the air...
The passage was tough
but there was no turning back.

Alongside all this,
something else quietly sneaked by..
Childhood
slipped unnoticed..died a silent death.
The passage was quiet, gradual
And still there is no turning back.

Child devoid of childhood.
Child strangled by the ropes,
lost in the circle of life..
Promoted to being the caretaker, the bread-winner
the money-making machine..
Child truly has become the father of man.

Date: 29th Oct, 2005

4 Comments:

Blogger jocklohm junction said...

good good good. finish.

11:54 AM  
Blogger Anorion said...

Thinking of a thousand things that you are trying to imply when you use the circus reference, and particularly liked the way the title was twisted around to mean something entirely different...

11:15 PM  
Blogger nishwish said...

its actually something that i have seen being performed on the roads. it somehow disturbed(still does) me.
thanx..keep visiting

3:38 PM  
Blogger sheetal said...

its the perfect way to mock progres...
with honesty

1:27 AM  

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