This poem satires the power and madness of King John, the then ruler of England. This poem also tells the act of cleverness by the poor shepherd of the Abbot in answering all the three insensible questions put forward by the King. At the end, what won was goodness and sincerity and King John had to step back from his wrong doings.
Bhupi Sherchan compares the life of a retired soldier to the historical Ghantaghar standing on the bank of Ranipokhari. He satires the fact that time has blown away the youthful days compelling them to live in anger and sadness.