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News world or New sword

News world  or  new sword

The news came and stayed  like a drunkard 
waiting for the payday. 

The basics of playing out your respective parts
rendered in reversible recapitulations
just did not work out the worldly way. 

What you two came through was
none  too easy to forget or digest if it is
the correct way of asking who did it.

You exited the evening’s portal
to exist on  cravings of the wayside
which was simple enough like a sudden
death, or  perhaps like a random gift
or a colossal shift of moorings.

What would have counted was a
little  thought wrought on solid strivings
though as tasteless as a nasty gnat.

18 Jan 14
S.Jagathsimhan Nair
NB: On a philosophical note on receiving news of an unexpected death.


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  1. Date: 3/7/2014 10:35:00 PM
    wanted to tell you how I liked the way you did the title on this one too, Jag. I had not noticed the first time that you only had moved the "s."

  1. Date: 2/3/2014 8:34:00 AM
    "To exist on cravings of the wayside That was simple enough like a sudden death, or perhaps like a random gift or a colossal shift of moorings." I like this bit; its very interesting.

  1. Date: 1/29/2014 11:34:00 AM
    This a great poem. You have expressed it very well. It is always the little peopls that lose. We need big changes. Thanks for sharing.... Lucilla

  1. Date: 1/28/2014 11:23:00 AM
    This is awesome work!! No wonder it is in the winners’ list..Sara

  1. Date: 1/28/2014 6:44:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading your poem SJ, your work is very thoughtful and exceptional. Congrats on your win in this contest! Best wishes...

  1. Date: 1/28/2014 12:54:00 AM
    I like this S.J - the imagery you've used of a drunkard waiting for pay day showcases the eager anticipation we wait for news of a better world only to be disappointed when the new world changes back into the old one. Well written!

  1. Date: 1/27/2014 8:53:00 PM
    a good one, Jag. Congrats on the winners' list.

  1. Date: 1/27/2014 9:11:00 AM
    Enjoyed the poem for In the faraway contest and congrats on the win, Nair

  1. Date: 1/27/2014 6:25:00 AM
    S.J.: Congrats on your nicely crafted poem and great win! 7 G.