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Serving the warrant

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Serving the warrant

     Serving the warrant
( By S.Jagathsimhan Nair)

Today I cry to this dry dust
Of these paths that silently merge
With the  scalded mud of these huts.
I cry in the name of all men
Who are not home as yet, driving
Trucks or boats or whatever in
Nameless listless wildernesses
Who can’t leave an address while away
But have erred and left one with law
Somewhere which doesn’t leave them now

Today I carry the govt’s 
Threats and warrants to their women
Who break into piteous wails
As I utter their near ones’ names.
Quelling a rising storm inside
They stagger their private pains once more


Broken heart poem(old) for PD on 30 Mar 13

In this dust settled after much
Strife in  some dumb past with the Dutch
By this port a rare vessel visits
 As if by mistake or memory lapse
I locate houses only their neighbours 
Know, and sell law’s bitterness
To these bitter-gourds of earth while
 Mewling kids keep tugging at their clothes.

 I am in turn as dry as this dust
And as parched as their crackling throats
I am today these dark seas whose roar
Is my stiff word and wan silence.

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  1. Date: 4/3/2013 3:49:00 PM

    congrats Jag...Seren

  1. Date: 4/1/2013 3:03:00 PM

    You employed such great imagery in your poetry here, Jag. Congrats for your win.

  1. Date: 4/1/2013 10:44:00 AM

    Jag this is sad but awesome...congratulations...Donna

  1. Date: 3/31/2013 9:42:00 AM

    Congrats, Jag. Outstanding. Well done. Nice going. Happy Easter. Ralph

  1. Date: 3/30/2013 11:11:00 PM

    Jag, Congratulations with your awesome poem in my "Broken Heart" contest. it's a tough and painful life when love is broken. Goodnight~LINDA

  1. Date: 8/9/2012 12:17:00 PM

    Congratulations on your win in P.D.'s "Inspiration" contest Jag. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/6/2012 4:06:00 AM

    APPLAUSE for this winning write! Great to reread again! gwendolen

  1. Date: 8/5/2012 1:46:00 PM

    Very touching, well done. Lee

  1. Date: 8/5/2012 1:07:00 PM

    Jag, congrats on your win, love it but very sad.....David

  1. Date: 8/5/2012 12:15:00 PM

    Congrats, JAG. Awesome. Great job. Nice going. Kudos, my friend. Ralph

  1. Date: 8/4/2012 8:17:00 PM

    JAG... ;-) Congratulations with the inspirational words you offer through your poem...Thanks once again for supporting my contest.... LUV~ PD

  1. Date: 7/7/2012 9:32:00 PM

    Was this YOUR profession? I am in total awe!! What a most treacherous burden to bare! Tell me more about this when u have the time...such a sad commentary the states these lives are in! ....gwendolen

  1. Date: 6/8/2011 8:25:00 PM

    A very deep poem,, i guess one can pick his proffesion! But, not avoid his or her duties... truly enjoyed,...Linda