Living Corpses

Living Corpses

A Poem by Chirag Kumar

 

Out casted by the living,

and drawn towards being dead,

he lies on the footpath,

with a hope that some vehicle

would run over, and relieve him of all pain. 

He wears filthy clothes which stink of garbage.

A copper bowl serves his existence.

With eyes speaking his misery,

his body bears a sorry picture of leprosy.

 

You will find such folks,

wandering in the city streets,

where the able pass by such living corpses.

Some feel that a rupee can lessen their pain.

But, all they need is love,

all they need is care,

and a healthy life again.

 

But we fail to look beyond such things,

 for we are too engrossed in ourselves,

self obsessed,

stressed,

like pilgrims in the journey of an unknown quest.

The fact of the matter is,

we remain in motion, but lack emotions.

 

It's not a pleasant sight to witness,

the falling of flesh, the scabbing of skin,

the slow demise of body and the demise within.

But, I wish that compassion in the world lives on,

for the Buddha once said,

"Have compassion,

 as some suffer too much, 

others too little."

 

- C Kumar

          21st May 2015

 

 


© 2015 Chirag Kumar



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Good poem you have here. The flow you have created is nice. You have utilized punctuation well to control the pace in which we read. The word choice was good as well. I think there are areas where some more editing and rephrasing would have served the poem. I look forward to seeing your continued development for sure. Its clear you have a lot to stay.

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Chirag Kumar

1 Year Ago

Thanks John for your kind words. I will look forward to improve the poem quality.



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Good poem you have here. The flow you have created is nice. You have utilized punctuation well to control the pace in which we read. The word choice was good as well. I think there are areas where some more editing and rephrasing would have served the poem. I look forward to seeing your continued development for sure. Its clear you have a lot to stay.

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Chirag Kumar

1 Year Ago

Thanks John for your kind words. I will look forward to improve the poem quality.
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Im speechless.....so true and beautifully versed

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"We remain in motion, but lack emotion", one of the realist things I've seen on this site. Great work, love this poem
(RfR)

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Chirag Kumar

2 Years Ago

Thanks James
Beautiful, and makes the reader really feel. The quote at the end was perfect, a meaningful way to go about it.

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Chirag Kumar

2 Years Ago

Thanks for your appreciation
Terrible to see this suffering today and no one seems to care, too busy! A powerful passionate write and sad!

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Chirag Kumar

2 Years Ago

Thanks for reviewing my work Andrew :) take care
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alf
Wow!! This is a very compassionate write!! I believe such things are seen on the streets in some countries, but I have never seen it and I'm not sure what reaction I would have. You have once again, spoken for those who are unable to do so for themselves, and to me, this is where your greatest strength lies as a poet. Very powerful!!! alf

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Chirag Kumar

2 Years Ago

Thanks for your review alf :)
For the Buddha once said
"Have compassion as some suffer too much,
others too little."

We don't even want to pass within them.
Thought provoke write brother, lekin hum in chijo se pichha nahi chhuda sakte hai.
Great read and write.

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Chirag Kumar

2 Years Ago

True...thanks for your kind review :)
Saddam

2 Years Ago

Welcome friend...
A must read message for everyone, like the description and the idea. Good write.

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Chirag Kumar

2 Years Ago

Thanks for your review Mayank :)
Again a masterpiece. Humanity is slowly losing its essence in the world.

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my dream was to be able to help people,so i wonder why,the people that can help wont
and the people that would can`t a touching wrie

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Added on May 21, 2015
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Chirag Kumar
Chirag Kumar

Mumbai, India



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