Tiger wants a Meteorite

Posted by: Suhas Kumar on

Tyger Tyger turning white
with the fear of the inevitable

- the gin traps, poisoned carcasses 
- and live wires hanging from power-line,
- a bullet aimed straight to the brain
- be crushed under truck’s wheel 
- Or, tossed over by a hurtling train

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
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 writhe in fright
as the news-mongers blame him for every human death 
which occurs while trying to defend self

Tyger tyger turning white
with fear
of the unknown
wishes for a meteorite, soon
dinosaurs were lucky, he thinks
as they were gone before they could know what hit them.

@Suhas Kumar 2010