deer and tiger

deer and tiger

A Poem by priyabrata

oh god help me please 
a four footed beast 
is chasing me 
it has killing paws and eyes 
i am running,my legs are becoming weak 
my eyes are full of tears,my mind is full of fears 
what are my sins,my sins 
            oh god please help 
i have to hunt,
i am in hunger for days 
don't know fault of the angel 
running in front of my eyes with emotion 
but,i have to hunt, you told before my creation 
the angels throat in the beasts mouth
she has no clue 
oh god,oh god you are brutal too 

© 2013 priyabrata


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This has so much truth and emotion, the final lines have particular impact. To me, they raise a similar question to Blake's when he concluded the Tiger, 'what immortal hand or eye dare frame thy fearful symetry?' Nature (God) to human eyes is as ruthless and cruel as it is nurturing and life-giving. We struggle with the contradiction, because we have no innocence. Every soul is fated to be a devourer of others, and is inevitably faced with the same demise in turn. But our concept of death is a very limited, human one. We are not seperate, though we forget. We destroy for other motivations like power, apathy and revenge, such is the insanity of humanity - taking the place of God. No other species kills so consciously. But we have the choice to change the future:). This is outstanding writing. Kangaroo picture?:)

Posted 9 Years Ago



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priyabrata
priyabrata

chennai, tamilnadu, India



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i believe that everything happens for a reason.and we ought to help each other in order to be a good reason.i always wanted to be a writer.but i lost my precious six years chasing unwillingly to beco.. more..

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