Thursday, August 17, 2006

Hoi polloi




Hatred of unholy fervor
Anger of fire and vigor
Tears of agony and sore
World couldn’t ask for more.

Vanity of dreams bygone
Unfulfilled desires galore
Gloom of melancholic yore
World couldn’t ask for more.

Pangs of hunger and torture
Insipid days of plunder
And those calls for war
World couldn’t ask for more

Hope and distant Shangri La
Holy Elixir so yonder
Freedom and peace that endure
World dreams for more
............for more....

23 comments:

silverine said...

Beautiful!! You are a sensitive soul :)

p.s as per your suggestion I have taken a dig at the air hostess academy people :P

starry nights said...

Beautiful, emotional poem.

Keshi said...

so powerful...yet the painful truth.

Keshi.

jac said...

golden dreams hidden
wishful thoughts driven
bliss with what ever given
millions wait that heaven



Very well done, mathew !
We seems from same school.

mathew said...

@Silverine

Read that one..think that was icing on the cake..Poha Ali khan..was ROTFL after reading that..

@starry nights

:)

@Keshi

yeah..sadly..
have a nice weekend..am itching to run out of office.. ;)

@Jac

That was perfect...
High fives dude!!! :)

vibhor said...

very sensitive..
really touches the soul...

starry nights said...

Matthew..yes cancerians rule.Have a good weekend.

Strictly for my friends said...

Just awesome! You should publish!

So dark and gloomy and the ending with hopoe! Beautiful!

Dew Drops said...

poem again???!!!! god, y did u make me so dumb that i can't even fake a "wah ustad wah" on a poem. greek, latin and poems ;(((((((

indianadoc said...

Hmmm...Mathew...We couldnt ask for more...

Gaurav Jain said...

very emotional (but glaringly true)!

mathew said...

@vibhor

Thanx for droppin by dude!!
nice to see a new bloke in blog.. ;)

@starry nights

ejactly!! ;)

@strictly for my friends

thanks a lot for the beautiful words..i wish the last stanza ever became true..

mathew said...

@Dewdrops

Lol!!..ur new profile pic looks octopish!! ;)is it ur own creation??

@Indianadoc

:) yeah true..

@Gaurav

Thanx for dropping by!!Truth is always hurting!!

Shakhi said...

Its beautiful.... it reflects the helplessness of pain, even the hope in the ending.... seems to be mixed with pain... its the truth... beautiful...

Keshi said...

I hope u ran out of office and now ur bakk? lol awww!

Keshi.

monu said...

:)

Beautiful image toooooo

Rose said...

The world dreams and luk at what it has got..

:(((

..Me

mathew said...

@Shakhi

thanx a lot..thats the sad irony of life!!

@Keshi

oh yeah..back to old sorry grind!!;)

@Monu

i get lot of superb photo forwards..thanx for dropping by!!

@Rose

Dreams rarely work out..;(

Velu Nair said...

Nice, Matt! I loved the play of words, and the way they sound - together bringing about a passionate feel that at once conveys hope and pathos!
:)

U mind if I take this one up as an exploration in alliteration for my next batch of students?
;)

mathew said...

@Velu

Thanx for the inspiring comments..

I never mind !! ;)

But guess this one is not a proper alliteration!!! isnt?

Sreejith Kumar said...

So many times I have wondered where do all these images come from! It is a marvellous image....

By the way, the same is applicable for your poem also. :-) Resplendent.... Good mix of words...

Raghav said...

Pangs of hunger and torture
Insipid days of plunder
And those calls for war
World couldn’t ask for more


my favt lines.. well done.

amu (amrita) said...

A sparkle! so you can also light fire in the hearts apart from making it laugh. You really sauted desperation and gloominess and exhortation with the ray of anticipation. What better way to end than this?