Monday, December 12, 2005

today i am successful

Today I am successful.

I killed it brutally.
Murdered that innocence, that curiosity.
Must admit, it took a lot of time
23 years is not a short time.
I had to get used to being “human”
It’s required these days.
You need to give proof that –
you are cultured, civilized and above all human.
I had to kill it. Kill the child within me.

Not an easy task pal.
I would like to attribute my success to
20 years of rigorous education.
With every progressive year
You are taught the art of murder.
Oh! We don’t call it murder…
We call it being “human”, “cultured”, “civilized”–
you know taming the animal in you kinds
I have accepted the “human” tag
Of course, after killing the child.

See the child is inanimate – how?
Well that’s why you term it as “it”.
So logically, you haven’y killed anything.
Got it. You are still human.
Okay, how do you kill a child?
You put on the attitude of know-all-be-all
And fail to wonder at lovely things.
Everything boils down to power equation
You gotta prove you are powerful
So exert power. Kill the child
which is happy in submission, is full of awe.
Now I am full of myself.
They call it confidence.
I am human – I have made my mark,
I have gained that edge over others,
I have exercised power – power to kill.
Today I am successful.

6 Comments:

Blogger filter kaapi said...

is it an irony or sarcasm or both?
watever it is, continue doin it.

5:26 PM  
Blogger nishwish said...

dear genius,
yes, you got it right. its full of sarcasm...
keep visiting.

7:55 PM  
Blogger jocklohm junction said...

today u are successful!
successful in getting the reader thinking,
successful in doing justice to ur emotions,
successful in being true to your pen...
successful in being a great human being!

11:17 PM  
Blogger nishwish said...

dear JJ,
u r so generous. i hope to be all that u feel i am. thank u so much. keep visiting.

11:38 PM  
Blogger Anorion said...

Read all the poems and now commenting one by one. Generally, you seemed to regret the fact that the system has robbed something from you.
By writing such poems, I guess you are trying to take back whatever you lost.

11:15 PM  
Blogger nishwish said...

its not just me...its all about how we pay such heavy price for progress and success.

12:47 PM  

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