A poet for a cause. A common man expressing his feelings poetically. Candid and to the point, I found the poet’s words appealing.
Annoyed Thieves Amid Darkling Armies is a collection of 26 eloquent poems by Rohan Kachalia about human behaviour and societal issues.
The language is simple, and the meaning is deep. The poet is very articulate about his feelings whether it is about love or hope or any other emotion.
He is observant of the happenings around him and raises awareness on significant issues.
He cares. He criticises. He ponders.
His words flow effortlessly, bathing you in a stream of hot and cold sensations, poem after poem. It leaves you craving for more while being satisfied at the same time.
I enjoyed reading it and would recommend it as an enjoyable read with a cup of tea.
Quoting few interesting verses from the book, for an insight.
He brushed away the tuft of hair
Back where it belonged and
Continued to querl the discourse
In the direction to sponsor’s affiliated party.
The nation wants to know nothing but
Why you keep murdering the news
Left, right and center, but never mind coz
There is no cure for the sickness of mind and heart.
So may I suggest to the republic, to quarantine
Him, and him and him and their ilks till they learn
The art of presenting news and only news.
Kins of the same blood
One speaks of compassion and love
Other speaks on hate and terror
We listen to the same music
Still we interpret it differently
He finds love intertwined in religious threads
He finds religion tangled in a love-hate maze
You create a divide
Among students, parents and
People in general
O wait a minute!
Didn’t caste create a bigger divide?
Whenever it sticks it ugly head out
So, my dear one
You need not worry, for caste is
Way superior than you in most cases
A hope for people
The perfume of jobs, growth, globalization
Was the scent people grew up to
There were no paints on the walls
But they were polished and shone
The government threw plenty of rainbows
And people grew decades into it
Now, the scent is flavoured and sugar-coated
With GDP, NPAs, and politically motivated discourse
The walls stand marvellously painted exteriorly
The interior stands tarnished and dark