The Lesser Man

Edited by- Kiara Lakdawala

Ruthless one

Creep a little slow

Clambering up and down

Won’t you go?

Rootless tree

Spiking forth

It’s a lost cause

Don’t you know?

Righteous Man,

The sound of silence

Got more ears lent

Then, why do you say?

Raging Brute,

Who thumps and roars

Rest the tongue

Will you, the magnificent one?

Ravenous hunger,

Burning hot in the furnace

Liberating coils of smoke through chimneys

What’s a drizzle to you?

If you can’t breathe slow

And exhale in whistles

Or Draw temple patterns

To an offbeat rhythm

It might be wiser

To be off than know your game

Say, as you may

I’ll be on my way

Dear Reader,

Here is a little side note for you to understand the poem better. I have talked here about a few traits we all exhibit, the lesser parts of ourselves that are too hard to confront, which when left to its device, leaves our closest ones exasperated. The “ruthless one” is the selfish man that whispers dark nothings in our head, stopping us from helping even our friend out.

The “rootless tree” takes form in the lost values. The values that make up our core beliefs. Without which we are left hanging loosely by a thread. And as we may try to reach upwards, the force only leaves us plummeting downwards. And oh, the righteous man is tricky. He is the most vocal, in the worst situations. Never silent, always voicing heinous thoughts made up of the societal construct.

The “raging man” is by far the most vicious. He is unstoppable. Acknowledging this anger adds fuel to the fire. So, the might of the “raging man” only grows. Now, the “ravenous hunger”- is the most innocent of all. He births at a man’s very young age. With the temptations of treats that his mum lures him towards, greed begins to breed. Greed for more food and cozy. Alas, his lustful eyes are forever in heat.

But, mistake me not. I don’t claim that these traits make up a man. If he breathes slowly and tries to acknowledge the lesser part of himself, he can overcome the worst of the devils, haunting his mind.

Nathan Ball, Alone:

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