I can’t get over the fact that actor Irrfan Khan passed away today (Wednesday) due to a colon infection. After battling a rare type of cancer, the actor came back and acted in the Hindi movie ‘Angrezi Medium,’ released on 13/3/2020, which I watched last week. His mother passed away on Saturday at the age of 95.
For all those who haven’t watched Hindi movies, Irrfan Khan is the actor in the English movies ‘Life of Pi,’ ‘Slumdog Millionaire,’ ‘The Namesake,’ to name a few. RIP to a fine actor
I used the below prompt given by Bhuvaneshwari Shivakumar – Shankar to write a poem. The prompt is given below and is not part of NaPoWriMo.
“Today I thought of bringing to you a form that is found in Tamizh poetry called AndAdi –(Hindi -Anth + Adi) where a form / variation/ root of the ending word of the first line becomes the first word of the next line. This form has been long in use in Tamizh literature since the Sangam period.
Andadi can be composed as couplets quatrains or longer pieces – as long as the one rule is followed!”
Keeping the prompt in mind this is how the poem turned out. Notice the last word of the previous line becomes the first word of the next line.
Irony of Life
He lost his mother on Saturday
Saturday he wept for her
Her who he would never again see
See the irony of fate; three days’ later
Later which is today
Today he breathed his last
Last week I watched him in a movie
Movies were what made him famous
Famous means nothing when death comes visiting
Visiting and taking is what He does
Does anybody know how long before we can go back to normal?
Normal now will be wearing gloves and a mask
Masks are what the French called the burqa and banned
Banned because they posed a risk
Risk to the National security
Security now requires a revamp, a change
Change that necessitates a mask to be worn
Worn for safety, no longer seen a threat or a sign of modesty
Modesty – mocked in the past
Past defined by tradition and culture
Culture rebuked as ‘conservative’ and ‘stifling’
Stifling is the new way of life
Life that’s been altered by a virus, tinier than a speck of dust
‘Dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return’
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