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The Poetic Justice

As legend has it, there lived Bai Balkhash, a rich man
In the North regions of the then Soviet Kazakhstan
Had a beautiful daughter Ili who was without her Smiley
So Balkhash held a feast with a contest to win Ili.

Ili, loved a shepherd called Karatal and easily managed
For Karatal to win the contest of the grooms  staged
But Karatal followed the ancient tradition of love stories
Wherein the fathers were supposed to oppose the realities.

Now the lovers had no option but to run away and marry
And the angry father had no options to go contrary
So he turned them into rivers and himself a lake between.
Made himself a laughing stock taking water from rivers twin.

Today’s reality is Kazakhstan and China using Ili’s water
Poetic justice done, the lake drying, two rivers dying forever.

Burlesque Form


Dr. Ram Mehta
7th place win in:
Contest: Beloved Poem by Giorgio Veneto   - 



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  1. Date: 10/5/2013 6:38:00 AM
    Congratulations on your great win....

  1. Date: 9/29/2013 7:42:00 PM
    A very interesting story of love that you told in this poem. Great work! Congratulations on your win, as well!

  1. Date: 9/29/2013 12:14:00 PM
    Outstanding, Dr Ram. Great write. Congrats. Thanks for your comment. Ralph

  1. Date: 9/29/2013 7:36:00 AM
    great write, congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 9/28/2013 11:27:00 PM
    congrats for your win with this poem based on a legend. you are good with legends!

  1. Date: 9/28/2013 2:31:00 PM
    Dr ram, love your winning poem ......... LOVE ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 9/28/2013 11:49:00 AM
    Excellent write ! one of the reasons I love this poem, I was married to a Russian man , I speak a little Russian is dear to me ..Congratulations well deserved !

  1. Date: 9/28/2013 9:40:00 AM
    You bring so much knowledge to your poetry. Another fine example, Dr. Ram!!

  1. Date: 9/27/2013 7:48:00 PM
    Dr Ram, Congratulations on your "Beloved Poem" win. xox~ LINDA

  1. Date: 9/27/2013 6:43:00 PM
    What a beautiful story well-told. Congratulations on your awesome win with this gem. Licia :-)

  1. Date: 9/22/2013 4:58:00 PM
    Followed this here from your blog......excellent and wise poem......pointing out the poetic justice. Hugs SuZ

  1. Date: 9/2/2013 1:42:00 PM
    A poem very well written and very enjoyable to read. Good Job, Dr. Ram. Your Friend Lynn.

  1. Date: 8/27/2013 2:02:00 AM

  1. Date: 8/26/2013 6:31:00 PM
    Wow a beautiful sad tale, very enjoyable read Dr mehta.... thank you for sharing and your kind comment on my poem:) peace & blessings,,Cherie

  1. Date: 8/26/2013 3:11:00 AM
    I remember this gem Dr. Ram...Still reads as great as ever...Thanks for the kind comments...It's good to see you back! - Tim

  1. Date: 8/24/2013 5:53:00 PM
    Ahh!! Kind of a sad legend..Enjoyed reading your creative work..Thanks for stopping by..Sara

  1. Date: 7/8/2013 10:18:00 PM
    Very beautiful ..... .Thoubert

  1. Date: 5/30/2013 8:57:00 PM
    Sad you are gone ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 5/11/2013 12:38:00 PM
    Missing You.....Our Lifetime Member...

  1. Date: 4/20/2013 8:19:00 AM
    How are you Dr Mehta. We all miss you a lot. Love and best wishes...Ravindra