Rocks

by Nuggehalli Pankaja
(Bangalore, India)


“Our limbs are being torn apart,
Not a minute longer
Can we bear the pain ! ”

Wept the rocklets
And begged their mother
“Stop them hacking us
Mama dear”

“ No use our yearlings,”
All the rocks
Huge though they are
Hung their heads
With shame, sorrow-

“Our crown the granite
Has now become
A curse. . . . . . . .
Hear you not
The yelling-wailing
Of people yonder?

Age-old tranquility
Disturbed sudden,
They have become
Like one mad!”

But the machine-like monsters
Heeds it not,
Though the whole world.. . .
Hears it and falters. . . . . .

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May 09, 2013
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Great poem.
by: Shietal Ramesh

Really amazing to see the way you have given life to inanimate objects.

Apr 21, 2013
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by: NuggehalliPankaja

Thanks Suryakumari.

Apr 19, 2013
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Rocks
by: suriakumari

Excellent poem.You have given life to the rock to endure the physical abuses and seek help.Great doing.

Apr 09, 2013
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by: nuggehallipankaja

What a day ! Two well-known writers complementing
me ! Little did I think when I scribbled this quite a few years back that it would be appreciated so much! Maybe because of the current topic(Granite).
That shows that poets should be down-to earth also, not always in the clouds above !Thanks,Eva,and Kumuda

Apr 08, 2013
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Rocks.
by: Eva Bell

Hi Pankaja!
Read Geetha's comments.
Poetic licence puts life into even inanimate things. That is the beauty of poetry.
Especially when the Granite Mafia is breaking down all the beautiful hills,your poem is appropriate.
Keep writing.

Apr 07, 2013
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Heart breaking
by: Kumuda Purushotham

A cry in the wilderness. Very well brought out. But is anyone hearing?

Apr 06, 2013
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by: nuggehallipankaja

Geeta,I wanted to write to you, asking you to give the much wanted constructive comments. I would have been happy if you had given it and make me grow;I need it since I just scribble by a sort of compulsion-maybe this 'Rocks'also,written or scribbled a long time back,maybe after reading about the Granite works. You must be knowing well a creative mind's outbursts,for I see it in your writings also and have been impressed.
Did you read my other published one here-
'A writer's diary?'

Apr 06, 2013
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Unusual subject...
by: Geetashree Chatterjee

How do you impute emotional content into a non-living hard core existence like a rock? Amazing...

Apr 06, 2013
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by: nugggehallipankajaehallipankaja

Thanks V.Does V mean our Vimala Ramu?

Apr 05, 2013
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The poem
by: V

You really have the ability to put yourself in the persona of any thing in the world. Good poem.

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