(12 September 1930 - 23 August 2006 / Kavalam, Kerala, India)

Isn'T That Shameful For Us?

at night
in the kitchen
a little food
must be kept.

the thief was to come
if he's hungry
doesn't find food
might get angry
and cross
and get away
without thieving a thing.

Isn't that shameful for us?.

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There are so many things to ponder in this small poem. In Indian tradition we offer food to all guests who come visiting the house. Generally we keep a small amount of cooked food ready for any guest who may come to our house.Nothing left in the kitchen for the guest is shameful. It is a funny poem shedding light on one of the Indian way of life.
One of the best poems by Ayyappa Paniker........
Sadness! ! With the muse of a culture. There are strange things all over the World! ! ! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
That is the way of Shri. Ayyappa Panicker to express things in a sarcastic satire n order to ridicule the traditional foolery
A thought provoking poem with sublime thoughts and spiritual base. Well deserved modern poem of the Day.
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