Saturday, January 9, 2010

Turning words

Back here

Without any one

Still there

But no

Where is the light

All the people there

Are trying to get me

Execute me

Convict me

For the crime I didn’t do

So what I do now

Run

Hide

Or kill to survive

Whatever I do

People will still be there

To get me

To satisfy themselves

Of their lust for power

Their lust of bashing up

An innocent man

For no reason whatsoever

But look

Aren’t we diverting?

We were talking about me

The egoist

Who only writes about

Himself

Whose writing suggests

He is the center

Of the world

Yes I was talking about myself

Of being

Executed

Of no crime whatsoever

But it is not so

What I did

Was wrong

Just because I did it

If anyone else had done it

It would be simple

Any other thing

But for me

Every rule changes

Why I never know

That’s why I face

The execution

Without any

Explanation


© Tarun Mitra


PS: This piece was written on April 9, 2008 at British Council Library New Delhi.

10 comments:

Megha said...

No....it ended unexplained...
framed...GOD..there might be so many such cases, just take the Sarabhjeet case..sad :(

suezelle... said...

nice one...

Mridula said...

Reading this in a hurry what inspired it?

Tarun Mitra said...

@ Megha, Mridula Suezelle

I wish to answer together..First of all thanks for commenting :).. Megha it is unexplained as I left it like this when I wrote...Mridula..u read it in a hurry and I wrote it in a hurry...

I wrote it in April 2008, penning it down in my diary before digitizing in 2009. I was alone then, and was feeling lonely..this was giving rise to hallucinations..so I tried to put down a conversation which vaporised into a poem..and the hallucination vanished....so there were no particular inspirations here just ummm....desperation..can say that...sometimes words just flow

ANULAL said...

Nice work Tarun. You are right. Sometimes words just flow.

Tarun Mitra said...

Thanks Anu :)

Shivani said...

nice thot tarun

Tarun Mitra said...

Thanks Shivani

Sanand said...

I don't understand poetry though its not fashionable to say so. Hope I get the hang of it soon.

Tarun Mitra said...

@ Sanand..Thanks for visiting.. if you don't like it you just don't like it, there is nothing fashionable about it...even I many times don't like anything..keep visiting..:)