Custody of Death

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If you try to shoot ’em and if you are
Shot back at and dies, or if you
Jump in some bog with your handcuffs on,
I will mute the TV, not bother what the
Police guy says, cos we already always know
That they killed you eitherways.

If you led them to some inevitable copse
Where granades, Chinese rifles, bullets,
Machets you had hidden with care
And if you tried to throw a granade at them
After leading them all the way there:
What other rational thing are you meant to do?

Police Spokesperson is a curious act to play:
Sit there under a switched on mic
And to repeat a script in an unrehearsed way.
Quite Stanislovskian — Fourth Wall and all,
From the Fourth Floor from which sometimes people fall.
A Keheliya in Khakhi is something to be.

But, people are happy — that these “suspects”
Jump into rivers, get their brains blown out
In ill-strategized escape plans. If they are killed
The crime wave goes down, the illiterate reason:
So, to kill crime they lead us to weapons hidden put.
They reveal the armoury and then, turn around to run away.

Let crime triumph crime and legitimate criminals
Walk “suspected” criminals to death by
Criminal jury and by criminal verdict
In criminal conditions by crime-mongering arms.
“Suspecion” be conviction, in criminal definition,
And us — the unconcerned, viwers of the sick drama unfold.




6 thoughts on “Custody of Death

    fathimasafana said:
    March 31, 2014 at 8:53 am

    i like to know the theme of this poem and the poetic elements you have used.

      Admin responded:
      April 1, 2014 at 4:47 pm

      Isn’t it quite obvious as it is? “Poetic elements”??? What on good god’s earth are those?? :O

        fathimasafana said:
        April 2, 2014 at 4:36 am

        that means the techniques you have used to enlight the poem more interesting to the reader and to understand it.

        Admin responded:
        April 2, 2014 at 2:35 pm

        Well, you just draw in a deep breath, close your eyes and start writing, fathimasafna. At some point you have to open your eyes, but you allow the words, images and thoughts that come to you fall in the right places.

        Why dont you try it out? Just calm your mind, settle down and let go!

        I dont know how “techniques” come in, but this is how I set about the work :O

        Chandana said:
        April 9, 2014 at 11:30 am

        can you let me know the theme of the poem custody of death

    Admin responded:
    May 3, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    Dudes — ALL OF YOU — I dont know who the hell you fuckers are! One bright morning you just decide to land on my blog and shit me with questions as if i am some public toilet you can enter at will??? What the f is wrong with you people?? You guys just walk in here and are DEMANDING things from me about some stupid poem I have written!! Figure it out yourselves dudes! Do I give a shit what the theme of this stupid, lousy, retarded poem is?? Do I even care?? NO!!

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