Poems by Dasharath Naik

Poems by Dasharath Naik
 
 
KUMBHKARNA
 
Humanity is sacrificed
In the sacred lanes
Of human life.
 
Yet to wake up
From deep slumber
Despite shedding
So much blood.
 
How long will you
Sleep, O’ my Soul ?
 
*(c)Dasharath Naik
 
#A mythological character from the Hindu epic ,The Ramayan .He used to sleep for six months and stay awake for six months in a year .
 
 
 
RAHU
 
While tearing the chest
Of the vast sky and
Climbing the staircase
 
The fear of losing the clod
From under my feet,,,
Rahu* has grabbed me hard .
 
In utter darkness even
Now visible clearly
The path direct to the hell.
 
©® Dasharath Naik
 
*In Hindu tradition, RAHU is a severed head of an asura (demon) , that swallows the sun causing eclipses. Moreover, RAHU is one of the navagrahas (nine planets) in Vedic astrology and is paired with KETU .The time of day under the influence of RAHU is considered inauspicious.
 
 
 
URMILA *
 
She lived like a dead rock
Years sans her better half
In utter agony & hardship ;
Her sorry state, so cursed !
 
Offering service to brother
Laxman pushed her aside
Sans second thought,, he
Cornered her into the ditch .
 
Years of penance she lived
Teary eyes yelling volumes
Sacrificing youth and grace
Humbly accepted her plight .
 
Every odd enduring within
Glorified Sacrifice in pity ;
Ignored by hubby although
Selflessly loyal she stood !!
 
©® Dasharath Naik
 
*According to The Ramayana, Urmila was the biological daughter of King Janaka and was married to Laxman, Ram’s younger brother . When Laxman accompanied his elder brother Ram and sister-in-law Sita into the forest , Urmila wished to follow her husband but Laxman insisted that she should stay at home and take care of her in-laws during their exile for 14 years. Urmila had to stay back and in the absence of her beloved , performed all the duties a princess should, without harbouring any jealousy against her other sisters who stayed with their husbands. She patiently waited for her husband to return and take her in to his warm embraces. She was a true noble woman, mentally very strong, smart and supportive. She was a fine testimony of Love and Sacrifice .

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