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Thursday, 2 October 2008

Innocence, no more...




I ne'er breathed 'til I first cried;
And cry, I now; since humanity has died.
Yes, the world is dead! D-E-A-D!
Yet, I still pray for my daily bread...
D-E-A-D? Is that what you heard me squeal?
Oh yes! Isn't it the dead who do not feel?

I am an object of your desire- amorous;
To you, I'm "raven-haired", I'm "glamorous"!
But was that a boon? Or was that MY bane!
I unknowingly trudged the Devil's lane...
You penetrated my innocence, for your delight!
In God-knows-how-many houses of the night.

"Godparent" has since been given a new meaning;
Something shamefully demeaning!
This "(gl)amorous one" has been grounded,
Ever since the fleur-de-lis was upon me, branded!
As I await her Ladyship to remove her famous blindfold,
I can only but feel life ebb, and cease to hold...
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Dedicated to ‘innocence’ that has been torn away from the many innocents worldwide. Please… Let us join hands to stop child trafficking and abuse/pornography.


If my readers have made posts on the same motion, I urge them to post the respective url here. I wish to link them to this article. Feel free to link this piece with your posts as well. Peace.

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Ms. Sameera Ansari links her creationWhen I was a little girl
Ms. Asbah Alaena links her creationPyari Lekri.
Ms. Aayushi Singh links her creation - And Life Shall Go On
Ms. Mona Aiyar links her creation Attacked Innocence...
Ms. Pratibha Sofat links her creation She 

74 comments:

Priya said...

Very well written and hope people be people rather be an animal.

preeti said...

brilliant. Second stanza is simply mind blowing.

Gauri Mathur said...

u r rite,innocence is lost.

Nice:-)

Richa said...

Hey Krtz,
I agree with you regardiing the innocence lost, but i raise a question here.. who is responsible? talk to any one human being on the planet, everyone thinks they r intellectuals, they ll have to say something or other about it, but then i ask, if everyone is so concerned, who is responsible? I am reminded of the movie- the monsoon wedding, if u have watched it, you would definitely catch my point..
And b'fully framed.. I am already a fan I told u =)
And another b'ful piece find it here, (its not mine)

http://wordlyworld.blogspot.com/2008/07/be-flintstone.html

Kartz said...

@Priya
Indeed... But man is a 'social animal'; bottomline, an animal nevertheless.

Kartz said...

@Preeti
Thanks... :)

Kartz said...

@Gauri
Thanks for reading...

Ramanathan Palaniappan said...

nice one dude..though poems are never my thing i enjoyed it...

Kartz said...

@Richa
Thanks. I've not watched the movie you mentioned; but I can relate a chilling dialogue from Kalyug- "As long as there is demand, there *will* be supply."- the words of Simi Roy (portrayed by Amrita Singh)

Anyway, this is just an attempt to make a difference. Quite sure there are others who can make a difference too.

Glad you liked it. Peace.

Me Mini Mini Mouse said...

these are the things ht make me wonder y we call ourselves the superior being... SIGH... wts the world comin too... n all cuz of us humans

Kartz said...

@Palaniappan
:) I know... Unfortunately, they are my thing. ;) Glad you liked it bro'...

Kartz said...

@me mini mini mouse
I wonder too. This is Earth, this is life...

Divya said...

aaaahhhh nice! sensitive topic to pick up... but one that needs attention.. and well written indeed!

Vinz aka Vinu said...

nicely penned...!!
good you dedicated it for a cause..!!

:)

Kartz said...

@Divya
Thank you so much...

Kartz said...

@vinz aka vinu

Thanks; I hope this is just one of many more to come. Welcome to Contorted Reality and feel free to drop in again.

Peace, and have a nice day.

descrying the shadows said...

he he ... that was brilliant man .. THAT was worth publishing ...period.

Praveen said...

really loved it man..
a timely one at that!

Ani said...

really touching post.. and especially on a non violence day..
ppl still dont change..

Kartz said...

@descrying the shadows
Thanks a ton, bro'... :)

Kartz said...

@Praveen
Gracias amigo...

Kartz said...

@Ani
Thanks! And hopefully, they will. :)

Matangi Mawley said...

wow! jst wow!..
hey.. wish u d written this earlier.. coz there was a contest goin on on blogger- article or poetry on child- abuse! it s ended nw bt! :(
loved these lines..

“Godparent” has since been given a new meaning;
Something shamefully demeaning!
This “(gl)amorous one” has been grounded,
Ever since the fleur-de-lis was upon me, branded!

Kartz said...

@matangi
Thanks. :) Well, I'm not too bothered about contests. The cause is more important. :)

Glad you liked it...

WarmSunshine said...

Amazing post. Touched me deeply. You wrote for a good cause, and I wish you all the luck with your words!
Regards.

Kartz said...

Thank you for your kind words... And welcome to Contorted Reality.

Peace.

WarmSunshine said...

oh and yes.. I'm following ur blog. Hope you don't mind:)

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

Very well written,and for such a worthy cause!I wrote one on similar lines here :

http://desiduck.blogspot.com/2008/08/when-i-was-little-girl.html

AV said...

a really nice one.. :)

Scribblers Inc said...

jeez...nice stuff...I wrote something on innocence but it doesnt deal with porn or somesuch...you can check it for yourself and decide if you want to link it...

Scribblers Inc.

http://mithunmukherjee.blogspot.com

Kartz said...

@warmsunshine
Gratias...

Kartz said...

@AV
:) Merci, mmle!

Kartz said...

@Sameera
Ah! I think I have read that... I would like to link it with your consent.

Muchas gracias amigo...

Kartz said...

@Scribblers Inc
Welcome to Contorted Reality mon ami... Thank you for the drop-in, and I will check your work presently.

Feel free to visit again. Peace, and have a nice day.

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

Sure you can!I will do the same for that post :)

Kartz said...

Merci beaucoup! :) Linked!

ANWESA said...

nice thot..just chek my blog at prajnyacreations.blogspot.com

Priya Joyce said...

Nicely written!

and yes we hav lost the innocence the truth the emotion.

lovely piece by U Karthik.
Clap clap!

Kartz said...

@Anwesa
Welcome, again. Thanks for your feedback.

Kartz said...

@Priya Joyce
*takes a bow to the applause*
Muchas gracias.

Praveen said...

u'll lose the widgets. But I had copied all the codes of the current widgets in a txt file..so just had to copy them. Nevr tried ti change the 'posted by' stuff:D
If u want to put new 3rd party templates or just the codes of old one, its easy

btw, my mail id is blazeofglory2007@gmail.com

.a. said...

saddening, I wrote three poems on sexual abuse one of child abuse... you read the third poem though!!

saddening yes! very very!

my poem: http://charcoals.blogspot.com/2008/08/pyari-lekri.html

Kartz said...

@.a
Welcome back. Thank you for the share.

I know, very saddening.

rampantheart said...

Karthik, I know how tough it is penning down social issues.All i can say is, you have done the task very well, without getting aggressive. The problem with me, unfortunately is my rampancy in writing that makes me deal with social issues in an aggressive manner.

Kudos!Keep the words flowing!

Kartz said...

I hope this is just the beginning of many more to come... And thank you for those kind words.

And... Aggression, if channelled in the right direction, can help you achieve what you want. It is within you.

Welcome to Contorted Reality. Do drop-in again...

Peace.

david santos said...

Brilliant!
Have a nice week.

ANWESA said...

well,chek out a story at anwesananda.blogspot.com too

Kartz said...

@David
Gratias; and welcome to Contorted Reality.

Have a nice week.

Kartz said...

@anwesa
Will do.

Venki said...

Hi mate,

Sorry for the late reply.Hats off for taking up a wonderful cause and writing a poem that touched the deepest of my heart.It really was heart warming.Try sending this poem to Dr. Abdul Kalam. I am saying this because I had a friend who got poems published through him.That way,you will be able to reach a greater audience.

Venkatesh

mona said...

stunningly true... ur words hit the heart !! a wonderful post... may it ignite the essence of humanity which seems to b lost into oblivion... cheers!!

Scribbler said...

Stark reality.

Makes an impact Bro!!

keep it rollin ;)

Kartz said...

@venki
Thanks buddy. Welcome to my blog.

Kartz said...

@Mona
Thanks. I hope your wish comes true.

Peace.

Kartz said...

@Scribbler

Thanks a ton. Much appreciated.

verbivorehere said...

had read this before..enjoyd it now..wil read it again!
hope that just explains how beautifully u've crafted it! :)

jayu said...

Kartz-powerful,riveting,relevant.
More power to your mighty pen.

Kartz said...

@verbivore
Thanks a ton... :)

Kartz said...

@Jayu Auntie
Thank you so much! Coming from you... I treasure it!

Kartz said...
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jayu said...

Bravo Kartzmagus.This is subject on which I have very strong views-the lowest scum on this earth are the predators who hurt children.They are degenerate,vile and puke inducing.

Have written a short story about this,will tag you.

This should be written about,discussed and condemned.

Jayu

jayu said...

Bravo Kartzmagus.This is subject on which I have very strong views-the lowest scum on this earth are the predators who hurt children.They are degenerate,vile and puke inducing.

Have written a short story about this,will tag you.

This should be written about,discussed and condemned.

Jayu

Kartz said...
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Kartz said...

:) Thanks, again...

bondgal_rulz said...

Brilliantly written.

Arnav said...

brilliant..
innocent children lose their childhood all for the desire of 1 person..shameful..
do check my blog have read on a couple of them

http://arnavspeaks.blogspot.com

Arnav said...

brilliant..
innocent children lose their childhood all for the desire of 1 person..shameful..
do check my blog have read on a couple of them

http://arnavspeaks.blogspot.com

Kartz said...

@bondgal_rulz

Merci, madamoiselle...

Kartz said...
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Kartz said...

@Arnav

Thanks, dude... :)

Pretty Me!! said...

thanks for the link :) liked the way this write went ...

Kartz said...

@Pretty Me
Thanks for the prompt read. I appreciate it.

ki said...

Ouch. Very well written :)

Kartz said...

@Ki
Thanks. :)

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