Poetry in a Bin

Inspired by Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot and Peter Weir’s Dead Poets’ Society..
Dedicated to the monotony of post-modern existence and the existentialist quest for life
More significantly, dedicated to the love for poetry and expression of free speech
We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race
-John Keating

Act one (One to be erased through animation)
Scene in Godot Land : (GPS untracable)

Poetry in a Bin

A: Nothing to be done.
B: Nothing to be done.
A: I’m glad you are back. I thought you would never return.
A: Where would I go? We are jobless.
B: May I know where His Highness spent his life?
A: In a dustbin.
B: In a dustbin?
A: Yes, I dreamt of poetry.
B: Poetry? Our poems….Our poems
A: When I think of it…all these years…our poems..the burning of the books..this joblessness..worthlessness.
B: Are we too radical for the age? Are we?….By the way..Which age is this? Where are we?
A: What is your name? Name..
B: Names..Names which got arsoned..Killed..burnt.
A: What is the good of losing heart now, that’s what I say. We should have thought of it a million years ago, in the seventies.
B: Forget, Forget… recite one of our poems for me.
A: Poems..huh..
Dedum dedum dedum (several times..)
London bridge is falling down..Its falling down (repetition)
Both sing and dance with blank expressions..
A: What is this? (looking at a book)
B: I found this collection of poetry in the bin last night.
A: Who is this? P.S. Eliot …Hahha..in the bin..Poetry in the bin
B: Death of the author…death of the poet
A: Death of the poet?? Death…
Stop..Stop..Stop..The scapegoat’s agony..Name of my poem..
I remember it now..
Break out! Break out! Now is the time.
Now is the time!
Now is the time!
B: Yes.. Yes..Now is the time..
Don’t give in the void
Carpe Diem
Carpe Diem!!
A: Carpe Diem..Seize the moment..Make it extraordinary..extra-ordinary…
All dead poets..awake..awake..O me! O Life!
Speak your mind
Speak your heart
Sing your praise
B: Let poetry live..Let thoughts prosper.
A: But time will tell
B: Yes, time will tell….

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