A Reflection of a Home Truth


MIRROR, MIRROR on the wall-Reflector of truth on call?
You’re,incontrovertibly, having a ball–mocking them all,
Chuckling silently at the absurdities in focus, as a whole
How fissiparious acts- mindless- of Man has taken its toll.
Meanwhile,mundanely meandering, he dreams walking tall !

“You’ve been around for long– the beginning of Time, or after -?”
“Heard if not the first-ever Mother’s cry-at least, her maiden laughter?”
Seriously, Heaven didn’t send you-you became Man’s vaunted homage
To God, in making, replicating in HIMSELF the Creator’s true image–
But soon,in his heart, truncated the Maker to an inanimate stage !

What do you see whenever he stands proudly facing you ?
Vexed, you maybe, with his personal charm going askew–
He, in a grandiose effort, wants to out-smart the Creator
But, instead, a quirky fate lands him in the Absurd Theater:
Out-smarted, he cajoles you to amend with excuses new…

In your heart of hearts, you feel,indeed, for the kindred soul, sorry
But, being the fairest, also know that is not even half the worry
Deluded, he’s reveling in schisms, fragmenting the Virgin Whole
Denuding the succoring Nature, reducing her to a droplet dole
But, alas, only you’re left to reflect on his imploding damned soul !


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About Kumaara Sukeja

As for my bio-tidbits, had studied English Literature for my B.A ( Hons.) degree in the 70s.Dad was a writer and a journalist of repute in the vernacular media in his time. There were also others before him in the family who had celebrated works in their names in the Kanarese, the local language.I was fascinated by Ogden Nash for one for his originality. Among the literary devices, I have almost a weakness for Alliteration and Rhyme schemes also come easy to me. As one grows mellow with age—I am Sixty–I guess, Empathy is one virtue that develops in the character, naturally, after shedding a lot of flab throughout the years…Although my name is Ramesha, I prefer to write under my pen name.

8 thoughts on “A Reflection of a Home Truth

  1. VijayNair

    An innovative satirical take on Man’s callousness,arrogance,and divisive ,destructive tendencies.Well conceived and beautifully executed.

  2. Santosh

    hats off to your exemplary penmanship- how effectively your words have managed to hit a satirical punch – and what rhymes ! Lovely !

  3. Kumaara Sukeja Post author

    Gratified ! Please accept credit for your own crusading spirit to create and maintain the highest poetic standards is what is inspiring your peers and followers to try to emulate you.However, few have your indefatigable energy !


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