Devilish Tree / Exaggeration

The poem Devilish Tree is an aspiration towards a discrimination-free world, a casteless society. The second poem, Exaggeration, is about the poet and her world. Here are Shalini’s two poems for Different Truths.

Devilish Tree

A Pomeranian and a Spaniel lived far away

Cute and furry, smart little pets they were

Abolishing the breed segregation, 

New little Cockeranians walked in 

A new breed evolved 

Three sweet personas we got to treasure

Cockeranians ask back in resentment

“Et tu Brute, we wanted a casteless world”

“Don’t brand us by our birth”, the puppies weep

Roots of the caste tree still resides

We keep adding more branches, very often 

Lets crack the roots of this devil tree

And lets free all lives from it

Will that happen? Or is it possible?

But I wish at least this can be done

Let we appreciate the goodness in each other

And stop blaming each other, can’t we?


Her eye sore,

running nose or the fever

couldn’t stop her pen

they were astonished

they gave up their menial

and started admiring her words

they knew she ignores them

but they still wished to stay with her

she scares them with medicines

they refuse to go away

In anger she stops her pen

Euphoric they run afar

her sleeping brain speaks then,

hey poetic fool, you took rest.

©Shalini Sameul

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Shalini Samuel

Shalini Samuel

Shalini Samuel hails from Kanyakumari. She graduated in IT (2006) and did her Masters in Computer Science from Noorul Islam College of Engineering (2008), Kanyakumari. She started writing as a blogger and composed poems that was published in International journals and anthologies. She has ventured into fiction and essays too. She authored a poetry collection ‘Singing Soul’. Her passions include photography, gardening and cooking. She is eager to learn and cherish all kinds of writing.
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