Contemporary Literary Review India | eISSN 2394-6075 | Vol 5, No 4: CLRI November 2018

Feneena S Mohamed

No Politics Please


No politics please.

Waters, juicy



hungry tongues-

amidst media prattle

on feets and inches.

Smell of flesh,

Raw life, blooded water.

Shrieks and shouts –

For the child, the dinghy.


The boatman’s voice-

“Lie down, lie down!”

a body bloated,

floated by the shore,

someone dear and loved.

Death by water.

a mother’s wailed

lullaby, as the current

carries an only child.

Clouds burst, again

into pellets of rain-

while, rescued ones –

they sit on scum

and dream about lives.

Girls in hostels,

airlifted, with morning dew-

their nighties

drenched in shutter-shock.

Autorickshaw, stranded,

dashed to the median.

Wickerbaskets inside brim

of red bled tomatoes

trembling in the rain.

Glasses splattered;

Shimmering in the sun,

lost their glaze with the rain.

Gifted tilapia, dazed,

gobbled in salt water, musing

about fresher days.
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Feneena S Mohamed works in the Department of English, Union Christian College, Alwaye. The poem is her attempt to convey the horror of the floods that rocked her small town, Aluva , on the banks of the river Periyar. Caught in an ugly political struggle, the old dam of Mullaperiyar raises issues of safety and security.

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