Tesu A Folk Love Story of India 5

Written by: Ravindra K Kapoor

Tesu A Folk Love Story of India  Part. 5

Prelude Note: 
The story as painted here on Poetry Soup 
is the sole creation and imagination of the writer, 
except the names Tesu and Jhonjhi. 

The Poem Tesu is based on a folk story of India.
The Tesuwalas* (little children with a earthen lamp 
on their heads) as depicted in the Poem are gradually
diminishing with the passing of time and changing life
styles. It's a tribute to that great warrior and lover Tesu,
who sacrificed his life because he had given words 
to someone.  How and when you would come to 
know soon ....Ravindra

Tesu A Folk Love Story of India

What a brave, unique, strong soldier 
and a lover was Tesu.
No mortal has ever became,
Such a man of valor, love and courage,
Whose participation would have changed, 
The fate of any battle,
And a lover, who kept his promise 
Given to his beloved before death. 12

He was brave and bold enough, 
To sacrifice his life, 
For keeping his words, 
Given to someone unknown,
But Tesu had, 
One very extraordinary unique quality,
And a desire,  of making any looser, 
A winner, even if he is not known to him. 13

His desire and habit  to make, 
Anyone known or unknown, 
A winner or a looser,
Tempted him to decide 
To fight from the side of Kauravas,*
Who had assembled to defeat, 
The right cause of Pandavas,*
And this tempted decision and desire of Tesu, 
Became the cause 
Of his unwanted end. 14

Kanpur India 14th Nov. 2012......    To continue....

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* The Kauravas are descendants from Kuru, a legendary 
king of north India, who were the opponent of Pandavas 
in the Mahabharata. The term Kaurava in broad sense 
includes the pandavas also, who were also the posterity 
of the same clan. The Kauravas represent the material 
or evil forces, who drove the Pandavas from their territory. 
Later the Pandavas returned and conquered the 
Kauravas in the great battle of Kurukshetra with the 
help of Indra, Krishna and Balarama.


In the Hindu  epic  Mahabharata, the 
Pandava are the five acknowledged sons of Pandu . 
Their names are Yudhisthira, Bhima, Arjuna, Nakula 
and Sahadeva. All five brothers were married to 
the same woman, Draupadi. (Each brother also 
had multiple other wives.) Together, the brothers 
fought and prevailed in a great war against their 
cousins the Kauravas, which came to be known 
as the Battle of Kurukshetra  or Mahabharat./b>