Is it the END

Shaunak By Shaunak, 8th Aug 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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The times we are living now makes us wonder whether the end is near. Are we moving towards an inevitable end all too quickly.. Read this poem for a fresh take on the matter

The End ??

When the ink on newspapers leak printing deaths,
When killing becomes a trend,
You seem to like the new flavour of biscuit with the morning tea,
Is this the end?

Bogged down by work,
You have chores to attend;
In hurry you skip greetings and prayers,
Is it then the end?

When television screens blurt terror attack news,
With your favourite show to begin at 5, you seem indifferent.
Ignorant, as you turn to be,
Are you not progressing towards that end?

If only there was one article on the paper,
One flash of news,
One phonecall,
One loss,
One death.
Would that make you question?

How long is that you could pretend?
To be at ease, to take what comes,
Would you then know the end?

When THAT fear grips you under,
And you realise loss of tools to defend,
Progressing towards mere helplessness,
Won't it be the end?

When anxiety from violence seems like a shadow,
Will you realise the need to amend?
Isn't it the time to act?

The need to voice dissent.
An urge to suspend
rather TRASH resilience.
Only if that one question makes you think,
Only if that one question you cannot forget,
No it's not the end,
Not yet.


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Hi, i am Shaunak. I am a Technology freak who loves writing Poetry and Short stories. I also write about movies, music, business and anything that i find interesting.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
8th Aug 2012 (#)

We have no TIME for good acts and even thoughts! Thought provoking, Shaunak - siva

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author avatar Subra
8th Aug 2012 (#)

Your poem is really powerful and interesting Shaunak, but I must confess it was morbid and rather gloomy reading. In spite of all the sad and tragic events occurring in the world today, I still believe it's a beautiful world out there! There is still so much beauty and goodness around that we must savour and make the best use of. As individuals we can contribute to a better world with our positive actions and deeds and not fret on the perceived bleakness of the future!

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author avatar ShaneCold
8th Aug 2012 (#)

Nice Poem and i completely love it.It tells us what we need to do in the times we live. With all the shooting happening around, maybe....

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author avatar Retired
8th Aug 2012 (#)

Some good points made and makes you think. Thank you.

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author avatar Katherine Johnson
8th Aug 2012 (#)

I like this poem and it is interesting.

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author avatar stevetheblogger
8th Aug 2012 (#)

Nice piece of verses but I am not quite ready to give up on mankind just yet
Best Wishes

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author avatar Ms. Ann
8th Aug 2012 (#)

Shaunak, Great work, insightful and provocative AND timely! Very impressive! Thanks

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author avatar A K Rao
9th Aug 2012 (#)

Great work, thought provoking! All I can say after reading the poem that, inspite of all these it is not the end! Revolution in any form is part of evolution ! Nice one Shaunak! Thanks !

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author avatar Don Rothra
9th Aug 2012 (#)

Nice work. I must ask a question here. What determines the end? We all meet our individual end, but the end of mankind? (possible) The end of the world? (improbable)

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
11th Aug 2012 (#)

I think of my brother's funeral and Edith Piaf singing, "No Regrets". If we live our lives so that we meet our end with no regrets, then we should be content.

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author avatar Ridhi kaur
28th Aug 2012 (#)

Great read very very interesting.

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author avatar Samridhi55
4th Sep 2012 (#)

I think that's absolutely fantastic.

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author avatar Adam
6th Sep 2012 (#)

Some really interesting stuff here

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