The World Today…

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Kabir agonises about the meaninglessness of contemporary existence, giving us a slice of the urban life, in this verse, in Different Truths.

More kisses, fewer conversations

One truth is yet to be seen when love arrives

Hands weaving around the other

Books closing with scared libraries

Meeting today happens in a restaurant

Where he talks of how to bring a secrecy around

Plucking flower of imagination

He replicates from one to many, constantly

She today has forgotten who Rumi is

In this world, she only remembers Zuckerberg

Facebook live & Skype helps them feel the love

They today visit a temple to make the world see

God is meant to keep love strong

That world itself is busy in shattering threads

Today they seldom talk of words

Hours spend thinking of a love emoticon

Albums becoming rare & hard disks abundant

Kisses turn into intercourse within a moment

Even the eye fails to compete

Libraries are to be forced to go to homes

Oscar Wilde today feels his pen has been desecrated

Thousands of cloths meant to drape a single body

One failed love book treated with utmost care

To help nourish two loving souls

Cans of sugar today slide off the desk

Not to open a book or a letter

Which arrived after many sunrise & sunset

But to open the cloth draping one body

Where the other will segregate her pieces

Today books are read when they become movies

Harry Potter is seen on the face of Radcliffe

Not through the eyes of Rowling

Forrest Gump’s quotes the word “Mama”

With the voice of Tom Hanks followed by applause

In between all of this chaos

Winston fails to find himself & his Gump

World today lives & dies simultaneously

Many think it has returned again to hold them

But it still lies in their own grave.

© Kabir Deb 

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Kabir Deb was born in Haflong and completed my schooling from Kendriya Vidyalaya, Karimganj. After that completed his Graduation and Masters from Assam University, Assam. Poetry has been his passion and a hobby from his childhood. He wants change the society with the power of poetry. He believes that society can destroy the most destructive force in the society and create a better tomorrow.