Poem

Tyger wants a Meteorite Old version

Tyger wants a Meteorite  Old version


- Suhas Kumar

 
 

Tyger Tyger turning white

with the fear of the inevitable

 

- the gin traps, poisoned carcasses and streams

- the live wire hanging

- from power-lines

- and

- a bullet aimed straight to the brain

 

Tyger tyger turning white

with the fear of the known

 

- his home turned into villages and towns

- damned with the dams

- choked with weeds

- crissed- crossed by highways, canals and garlands of hotels

- and his sleep disturbed by noisy vehicles, pestering elephants topped by

  gawking tourists

 

Tyger tyger turning white

with the fear of the solicitous

 

- they make a lot of hue and cry

- it looks as if they will do or die

- yet the real issues sit on the self

- and the tiger gets but a little help

 

Tyger tyger turning white

with the fright

of the unknown

wishes for a meteorite, soon

Dinosaurs were lucky, he thinks

for they were gone

before they could know.

 




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