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Wednesday, 11 March 2009

An Unborn's Plea...




Staying in your nurturing cradle,
Counting away to daylight,
I feel a poke so cold, so... fatal,
Embryonic dreams would never take flight.

A Princess from the fable, I would grow to be,
As the doctor went about his work,
Longing for a Prince to set me free-
I was numbed by a surgical dirk...

There is no room, for me, it seems-
The unfortunate result of sin.
Gaia's breasts, but with life, teems...
Yet, I am decreed: a has-been.

A future undone, a mother's strife...
A Freedom that never covered me.
"Please protect an unborn life"
This is my humble, dying plea...


(Afterword-)
"Alone on the cold table, silence cries...
Snatched in haste from a mother's womb,
It will be discarded once it dies.
The trash can will make-do as it's tomb."
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Will be away from Blogsville for a week, populi. Au revoir.

Peace.

92 comments:

sawan said...

strong words bro. it shud get published some were.

one week!! enjoy ur time :) have fun and take care of urself.

WarmSunshine said...

Sad... :(

Amrita~Ams said...

uhhh..strong..
u got a strong commands on words...
tution kab se aau ? :P

mona said...

touched me... some really beautiful lines out there...!!!

alone on d table.. silence cries..!!! wow.. wonderful words...

sad yet true.. the tragedies of the world... !!

brilliant work!! keep it up!

Arnab Majumdar said...

A beautiful poem there, which drew me even though I've not been that much into poetry for the last few months or so. The sensitive topic has been handled quite well.

Nicely portrayed, as always. Liked it a lot.

bondgal_rulz said...

Magnificent is the word. Brilliantly written. Very very strong emotions being invoked in this one.

Keep giving us such treats.

Happy Holi!

Cheers

Towards reclamation said...

hmmmm ....

Kartz said...

##Sawan
Thanks, dude...

Kartz said...

##WarmSunshine
C'est la vie...

Kartz said...

##Amrita
Aapki marzi... :)

Kartz said...

##Mona
Merci!

Kartz said...

##Arnab
Yes, I have noticed... I look forward to reading your poetry too.

Thanks for the read, dude.

Kartz said...

##Towards reclamation
Ah! Pondering, are we? Anything struck you..?

Kartz said...

bondgal_rulz
I sure hope to... Thanks for the kind mention.

Happy festivities!

Arnav said...

I have always told you , That you should get your poems published :)
Nice , poignant writing ..
Touches the heart with right words .. :)

Ani said...

hnnm beautiful..

Praveen said...

great lines there conveying an important message to society...
hope people are listening..

Priya said...

Very very sad but truthful.

Pallav said...

Splendid words.. beautifully written..
i need to come to u for vacobulary...

jayaram said...

Excellent thoughts. Liked it very much. God bless.

Divya said...

well written!

jayu said...

Kartz-heartbreaking, and gut wrenching!
I am sad,moved,and overwhelmed.

Bravo~

Gail said...

Hi Kartz-

Powerful words - the images, heart-wrenching.

Enjoy your time away.

Love Gail
peace.....

Lena said...

brilliant. period. me got a lot of catching up with other blogs, so i know you dont mind that i dont elaborate :P

Arnav said...

I have always told you... that you should publish your poems .. :)
amazing strikes the right chord ...

It makes me ask - where are we heading ??? where exactly !!!

There is a movie called "matrabhumi" - a low budget movie ... that reflect what would happen if the world loses its women... Words like "Tenderness / care" completely lose their meaning..

Chriz said...

i am saying this again and again kartz... these poems shouldnt just end up in this blog.. check some publisher soon..

these are great material...

Chriz said...

these are great poetic material.. find a publisher soon bro...

start sending your poetry list soon..

Preetilata【ツ】 said...

i am moved.

brilliant poetry.

Sneha said...

Powerful words with an emotive appeal.
strange that there are many who crave for a young one and there are others who spurn it.

Cяystal said...

I feel the sentiments in this poem..so deep and so full of incidents which occur in everyone's life. I really admire the expressions in the lines "A Princesss....surgical dirk" =)

Keep writing down so well, and making all of us bow down in appraisal =)

Matangi Mawley said...

as beautiful as ever... strong... bt this one work of u'rs.. it needs to be read by all..

Usha Pisharody said...

A moving poem! Well expressed are the feelings of the one not allowed to even take a breath of life!

Hope to see you back soon :)

americanising desi said...

you leave me awe struck!
what a plea MY GOD!

rampantheart said...

Powerful imagery Karthik. Keep the words flowing!

Cheers!

Tara said...

Dumbstruck. Hats off sir! I respected you a lot, now I respect you a lot lot more. Standing ovation. :)

It's rare that I cry after reading something. Very rare. And this has happened only once before, this poem made me cry the second time.

In awe,
Tara

Nivedita said...

I loved that you were able to make such a strong social comment :)
And I'm glad you didn't overdo the emotions(glorify sorrow as my English teacher would put it) as most people tend to.

Kartz said...

##Arnav
Thanks a ton, bro'...

Kartz said...

##Ani
Gratias...

Kartz said...

##Praveen
Hope, we can...

Kartz said...

##Priya
Indeed...

Kartz said...

##Pallav
Thank you for the kind words. And oh yes, would love to help out.

Kartz said...

##jayaram
Thank you so much, uncle...

Kartz said...

##Divya
Gratias, her ladyship!

Kartz said...

##jayu
That means a lot! Thank you so much!

Kartz said...

##Gail
Glad you liked it, ma'am. Yes, I did have a good time.

Kartz said...

##Lena
So good to have you back. And thanks for the read...

Kartz said...

##Arnav
Good question, buddy. I really wish we had an answer... I haven't heard abt tht movie. Will chk it out. Thanks!

Kartz said...

##Chriz
Thanks a megaton, bro'... Yes, will do something about it.

Kartz said...

##Chriz
Thanks a megaton, bro'... Yes, will do something about it.

Kartz said...

##Preetilata
Gratias...

Kartz said...

##Sneha
Yes, it is a pity... Thanks for the read.

Kartz said...

##Cяystal
Thanks buddy. Glad you liked it...

And welcome back..!

Kartz said...

##Matangi Mawley
:)

Kartz said...

##Usha Pisharody
Thank you, ma'am!

Kartz said...

##americanising desi
Gee, thanks for the kind words di...

Kartz said...

##rampantheart
Thanks, mate...

Kartz said...

##Tara
*humbly bows to the ovation*

I dunno what to say... Not even in my wildest of dreams did I imagine that my writing would be *so* emotive.

Merci... :)

Kartz said...

##Nivedita
Ha ha! Your teacher was so damn correct...

Thanks for the read. Hope your exams have gone well thus far.

Trinaa said...

d cartoon was obviously made by someone who hasnt seen me drive! :P

Trinaa said...

ohhh n wonderful lines there! esp liked d afterword :)

kanagu said...

great one mate.. great lines nd thought :)

.a. said...

sad.

and yes, every girl is a princess of arcane lands!
so rightly put!

sadder!

Gauri Mathur said...

:):)

Tara said...

Thank you so much for that lovely comment in Richa's space! Merci beaucoup! :) Made me smile a kilometre long smile! :D

Yes really, boo to those who don't know French (that means a half boo to me!)

And BTW, you have your first lesson from the (in)famous Tara's dictionary waiting in the comments box of '64 squares'. After reading that you can contact hit.it@taraswold.com for the best quality tomatoes and shoes! Side business you see! ;P

Sorry, I removed the word verif, some don't seem to like it. But as far as my Tamil goes, it's improving (at least I hope it is).

Have started learning the Kandha Sashti Kavacham (if I got that right) and am trying to get my pronunciation in place. Apparently, I would recite it perfectly as a child! *sigh*

Naan poitu varein. Paakalaam! :) (See see improvement :)
*show off!*

Neenga okkadrungo. Naanu okkandukkarein. (Eh?) (It seems okkachinkongo that I used earlier is used by little children! Huh!)

Tara :)

Cяystal said...

Gracias. You tell me, how've you been? Didn't hear from you since long.

Tara said...

Congratulations sir! Tara's dictionary is back and we wish you a great journey ahead!

Lesson number II

Invented word/phrase - Appakudai which according to our great author is Tamil for the Hindi phrase phir bhi. This phrase was coined by our author at the tender age of 3, and has since been used innumerable times to tease our author at every occasion! The author's periamma calls her Appakudai Tara lovingly! :)

Lesson number III

Invented word/phrase - Uyir le uyir vandhudhu
This phrase was used by the author after drinking a glass of chilled water, after a long shopping session in the burning sun. It is Tamil for the Hindi muhavra - jaan mein jaan aayi. Everyone in the room cracked up laughing and the author's mother (who too was drinking water) spat it out laughing!

The above phrases are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-No-Derivative Works 100.5 India License! ;D

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Am having such a tough time trying to remember all these different usages because there are so many of them, it's tough to recall! But I am the official comedian of my family and no wedding is considered complete without my presence! *Aah! This sounds so good!*

Nokku theriyuma Skantha Sashti Kavacham? Good yaar! *sniff* :)

Have been trying to learn up some family history as well, like our gothras and all. I think we are Haritha gothra, and apparently all Haritha gothra fellows are my brothers! (How cool is that! ;)

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Ok....I want to type more! I'll tell you about one funny incident. This happened at my cousin's wedding in Coimbatore last year. In my family, there are just two girls left who aren't married yet, one, my cousin Roopa (the one about to get married) and the other, ahem, me.

And you know how jobless all these old maamis are! They were talking about getting us married.
Utterly useless creatures, I tell you.

UM-Useless maamis, T-Tara (obviously!)

UM- Appe Roopa kku apram unn turn aa Tara? *with that silly laugh*

T-*angrily* Naan ippo school le dhaane irrukku! Adhukolle enna ongalukku?

UM- *laughing and I guessed my Tamil was wrong* Enga times le aeydhu school laan? Kalyanam dhaan important!

T- Achichoooo...! (fultoo maami style) Neenga avalo makkaa? *clapping hands and laughing very loudly*

And well, they ran away!

One of the funniest incidents ever yaar! One among my best! :D

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As for the childish exuberance thing, you really think so? Well, I have tried my best not to lose it. It's so much easier to think like a child, things are far simpler that way.

My funda is simple. At the end of the day, I should get peaceful sleep, and my main motto is 'Do it in the moment'. No point regretting having not done something, say thank you and sorry in the moment...no shame. :) And don't hurt anyone or anything, person or animal. Basically lead a simple life, no need for unnecessary complications.

And what you call psycho-babble is really what one should talk about, and I am loving it! :D

Take care. :)

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Will take sometime replying to your other two comments, have exceeded my break time already! Am hungry...need to get food for my soul...knowledge calling! ;)

Bye. Have a great day! :)

Kartz said...

##Trinaa
Heh heh heh, really? ;D

Kartz said...

##Trinaa
Thanks... :)

Kartz said...

##Kanagu
Thanks a bunch, dude...

Kartz said...

##.a.
Indeed... Saddening.

Kartz said...

##Gauri
Danke...

Kartz said...

##Aayushi
I am well, thank you. How abt ur good self?

Yes, I was on a hiatus. Back now. How were your exams?

Kartz said...

##Tara
The pleasure is all mine, mademoiselle. :)

Kartz said...

##Tara
Ha ha... So you are a bundle of energy there. Child-like, very. Good! That sure is refreshing to hear.

LOL! Your response sure shut them up! It reminds me of a pretty nasty joke. It goes like this - Old people would irritate me at weddings by pulling my cheeks and saying I was next. They stopped it when I'd say the same thing to them at funerals.

On a hindsight though, I take hearty pleasure in telling you this now - Route clear! *devil grin*

I shall continue with my psycho-babble once you are done with exams. ;)

Peace.

aqua gurl said...

very innovative background, cool space!!!

Ayushi said...

The anti-abortionist's pathos is quite self contradictory.

The rest, of course, is a repeat :D
"I would love to see what reasons you have for giving a child a living death. It should be our first priority to ensure that every child has the capability to live. Thats not helped by making more children whose parents are miserable bugs and do not give them values or support, if you think your not capable of bringing up a child to the best of your ability, dont have it (thats less burden for others too), but dont abuse evolution(it will end up in breaking yourself against nature, not in the survival of mankind, but its total destruction).
Look at the Taliban, they might overpower by population, but what would happen thereafter? The'll kill each other for control and power till they are forced to the same principles, if they dont change, then they will be destroyed."

the pink orchid said...

hey come back soon... such awesome writers are not allowed such long breaks..

sad but true! i hope this gets over soon -the trauma of the unborn princess... :(

Karthik said...

Was searching fr the comment section.. been after a long time.. so many widgets!!

Tired of saying but i couldnt find an alternative!!

Good!!

Karthik said...

A week off?? Enjoy!! have a nice break with a KIT KAT

verbivorehere said...

it is soo touching and ya u shed a tears when you watch the video..
the last line of the afterword just hits u in ur heart!

MAN IN PAINTING said...

Sad yet powerful.
appreciating life is a challenge...our habits are oriented in another fashion...
yet atleast in the dimension of mind we can try...

Kartz said...

##aqua gurl
Thank you, and welcome to Contorted Reality. I appreciate your time to stop by and leave a note...

Hope to see you often.

Peace.

Kartz said...

##Ayushi
Spot-on. Do not abuse evolution.

Welcome back...

Kartz said...

##the pink orchid
I guess I am back, for now... :)

Thanks for the read. Yes, let's hope...

Kartz said...

##Karthik
Ha ha! I appreciate your read, mate... Thanks.

Kartz said...

##verbivorehere
Thank you for the read, ma'am...

Kartz said...

##Karthik
Back for now, I guess... Will drop by ur space soon.

Kartz said...

##MIP
Absolutely...

Pretty Me!! said...

well written for the child's perspective !! i recently wrote a story on the same !! but i did not let the child die ;)

Kartz said...

##Pretty Me!!
Gratias. I'd like to read your version too. Please do share the link.

Pretty Me!! said...

Here's the link :

http://creatingnewblog.blogspot.com/2009/03/little-angels.html


Do let me know your views on this :)

Kartz said...

##Pretty Me!!
Gratias. On it.

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