Poems and Poetry

The Monster of Something More | A Poem by P.K. Deb

The monster of something more
pulls instantly tongue out of mouth
of the protruding eyes
looking at other alluring stuff
and compels it to wild breathing
making ashamed even a dog – a pet or wild
yet it feels good
to deduct the feeble
from the competition
trampling them mercilessly in mad hustle
and piling them into a stack
to climb up to the level of abundance;
to cheat the friends of same dish in conspiracy
throwing them in the cobweb of bankruptcy,
to fuel and exercise its monopoly power
in killing the rivals in conflict
tempting the God fearing too
to go under devil
to worship it and gain its black blessings
and fly smokes and greed up and up
combined with sharp nails of carbon and desires
to pinch the ozone-layer in the sky
and leak our hearts too
to bade goodbye to oxygen and life
from the body of ozone-layer and mankind at last…


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