Monday, August 15, 2011

.... said the joker to the thief

"I have seen the Fathers sin,
I have seen the Modis win,
I have seen the Maulvis lie,
I have seen the Gandhis die,
I have seen the Pandits steal,
I have seen the Gurus kill.

I have seen the gods bleed,
I have seen the humans deed.
I have seen the face of death,
Like a newborn's lips, it's red.

I have seen the Salieris high,
I have seen the Galileos fall.
I have seen the hand on flame*,
I have seen the hand done paint.

I have seen the faceless eyes,
I have seen the tears dry.
I have seen the empty shells,
I have seen the massive kills.

I have seen the chaos rhyme,
I have seen the twitch of time,
I have seen the dusts rise,
I have seen the high chairs squeal.

I have seen the history's leaf,
I have seen the future creep.
There is too much confusion here",
-Said the Joker to the thief.


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The last two lines are inspired from this beautiful song featured in Watchmen and Battlestar Gallactica:
"All Along The Watchtower" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ka_sHy9cVH0


*(Van Gogh Reference) "In April 1881, Van Gogh moved to the Etten countryside with his parents where he continued drawing, often using neighbors as subjects. Through the summer he spent much time walking and talking with his recently widowed cousin, Kee Vos-Stricker. She was the daughter of his mother's older sister and Johannes Stricker, who had shown warmth towards the artist.[30] Kee was seven years older than Van Gogh and had an eight-year-old son. He proposed marriage, but she refused with the words, "No, never, never" (niet, nooit, nimmer).[31]Late that November, he wrote a strongly worded letter to his uncle Stricker,[32] and then hurried to Amsterdam where he again spoke with Stricker on several occasions.[33] Kee refused to see him and her parents wrote, "Your persistence is disgusting".[34] In desperation, he held his left hand in the flame of a lamp, with the words "Let me see her for as long as I can keep my hand in the flame"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vincent_van_Gogh#Etten.2C_Drenthe_and_The_Hague

6 comments:

  1. You have seen a lot,
    And now go to sleep. :)

    expressed beautifully the true nature of contradictory life.

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  2. Not me. It's the joker saying to the thief. Corrected it by putting it in the quotes :)

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  3. It is interesting to know there is a poet in you. Good Work !

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  4. Ooooh.. Goosebumps. Take a bow!

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