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Betrayal

Discussion in 'Poetry' started by Tamrakshar, Oct 17, 2018.

  1. Tamrakshar

    Tamrakshar Gold IL'ite

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    You were stranded in dark
    As you didn't know how to fly
    I gave you the lift
    Took you to the airport
    Where you took your dream flight.
    Now you accuse me of
    Driving the car too fast
    And putting a hand on your thigh?

    You searched for a lattice too long
    And you couldn't grow for
    Want of a support
    I gave you the support
    And you creeped all over me
    You encircled me from bottom to top
    To climb to your destination.
    Now you accuse me of
    Transgressing your modesty?
     
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  2. Mistt

    Mistt IL Hall of Fame

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    Looks like you had written this poem against #me too movement. You wanted to convince the readers with the slogan of "I have right on you because I supported/helped you in reaching destination.
     
  3. Tamrakshar

    Tamrakshar Gold IL'ite

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    Well, this has nothing to do with the ongoing movement, which I guess is bigger than our freedom movement! Actually, I have been too busy to take note of this movement. This poem is about breach of trust; it's about ingratitude. I am just representing the lamentations of a ladder who was ridden by a female to reach great heights, but when she no longer could remain in that height, she accused the ladder.
     
  4. BhumiBabe

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    That's exactly what I thought, reading this.
     
  5. Tamrakshar

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    No sane person can support exploitation. But, this poem is not about exploited women. The situation it depicts can't be called exploitation.
     
  6. Lalithambigai

    Lalithambigai IL Hall of Fame

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    Fine. Let's assume these are all mere coincidences. Title of this poem being betrayal and betrayal of trust being the base of #MeToo, you feeling like sharing the lamentations of a ladder just when #MeToo is picking up in India and a female having ridden the ladder to great heights and not a guy.

    Question: If a painter claims he painted a rabbit and everyone seeing the painting can only see a tiger in it, should it be called a tiger painting or a rabbit painting? so people don't feel the title/label of the painting is wrong.

    This poem is so well-written that I see only two possibilities for the inspiration of this poem, #MeToo or personal experience. Either way, this poem is just one side of the coin. I wouldn't be surprised if the other side of the coin shows up as another poem on another thread by someone else :) Thanks for showing us this side of the coin so well by sharing this poem.
     
  7. Tamrakshar

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    Well Lalita, in that case let's understand the difference between the two situations: In the first case, a boss or employer is exploiting or harassing a female employee by misusing his power. But, the second situation that I portrayed is a tad different. Here, the female is willing to climb the ladder, no body is forcing her to choose a particular path, knowing fully well that in the course of time physical intimacy will be the byproduct of her ascend.
     

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