Louis Kasatkin – 2

Sixteen days later
you still fast
Why are you doing this?
Why are you doing this, to me, for me?
What do you hope to achieve?
I know even the ones who care now
or pretend to
won’t care later, for you, dear Lou.

Except in words. You may win immortal dress.
You are beginning to bother me, my friend.
You seem too much like me
hoping to excel in self-made suffering, tilting at windmills
opening up your poems to all for free.
Around you the discourse will soon take undue advantage of you
bringing in colonialism, religion and what else have you.
Are you oblivious to the soon to emerge hullabaloo?
Do you want me to take on something too big for me?
I refuse to.
I have enough already to do.
After all, Louis, all of us are Palestinian and Jew.

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Dr A.V. Koshy is presently working as Assistant Professor in Dept. of English, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Jazan University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He has authored or co-authored seven or eight books of poetry, theory and criticism. He is an editor and anthologist. He is also a distinguished teacher of the English language and literature and a critic, with a Ph.D in modern poetry, specifically Samuel Beckett's poems in English. He was a Pushcart Prize nominee for poetry in 2012 and his book Art of Poetry was selected as Best Reads 2012 by Butterfly and the Bee. He has been editor's pick on Camel Saloon thrice and poet of the month thrice in Destiny Poets UK besides often having his poems appear in the highly selected category. Has other international awards, diplomas and certificates to his credit too.

7 thoughts on “Louis Kasatkin – 2

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    Sincerest gratitude for such a sterling poetic endeavour .fear not,on the fifteenth day of my hunger strike against unemployment,I received and had confirmed an offer of employment.A successful conclusion as per the original,publicly recorded terms of my action.

  2. Reena

    Very happy for you Louis. Thanks to Dr.Koshy for bringing this issue to the fore. All the best. May truth and justice triumph everytime.

  3. Louis Kasatkin

    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for August 2013 , the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended . **** Poem of the Month..****..is.. **Tapestry,silhouettes and ink – Iulia Gherghei **…In the Category of Highly Commended,(tabulated alphabetically)…**How many men? – Mary Annie **….**Indifferent,am I? – Geetha Ravindran **….**Living inside – Gopal Lahiri **….**Algorithm of a tree -Marieta Maglas **….**Louis Kasatkin 2 -Ampat Koshy **….**My Sister – Jan Phillips **….**Poignant – Ramesh Anand **….**(The)Puppet 3 – Sana Rose **….**This Independence Day – Nalini Srivastava **….**Trust – Srishti Sharma **….**Verses for you – Fathima Manal **….**When Twin Flames Meet – Elizabeth Castillo **…. ***The ICOP Poetry Critic (Bi-Monthly) for July/August is Gopal Lahiri…***


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