And Then There Were None

The Lonely Tree

The ground, it shakes time to time

Rhythmic as a human’s heart

Faint at first, closer still

I hear the thundering crash

 

The whispers from the Wind had come

The Clouds had sent their sympathies

The Sky had sometimes wept for us

And the birds were forced to flee

 

We had all said our goodbyes by then

Resigned to the fate we must meet

I stood alone and looked around

At the corpses of my family

 

One by one they were hauled away

One by one they had fallen

Heads held high, leaves fluttering

Fearless, proud and graceful

 

The massacre had long begun and now

I just wanted it to come to an end

Although my leaves still turned out green

I forbade my fruits be born to be killed

 

A soft breeze sent his goodbye to me

I sighed with him & looked at the sky

At stars that had never been visible

And the moon sparkling so bright

 

I soaked in the scene with every twig

Felt the earth hold tight my roots

Caressed by the Wind I stood still

Death you see visits us all.

 

 

This post is a part of WOW an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.

Write Over the Weekend theme for this week

Write from a point of view of the last tree standing in the forest.

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The Akashdeep

The kaleidoscopic night beckons

as I climb to the roof

the steps that lead upstairs light up

sparkling my way then suddenly poof!

 

I gaze up to find the stars doing their best

to shine their due

As a tiny rocket flies by unsure and

a thousands stars burst through

 

The night is beautiful to say the least

I wonder then why

My heart feels sad as I think of them

who’re behind this dazzling sky

 

The thundering of those Chinese crackers

sound like an applause

For those little hands that made it all

working nights  without a pause

 

The stars you see, bright & colourful

why does it look so alike

the little dreams of their little hearts

momentarily full of delight

 

The night goes on and crackers burn

how many no one remembers

some flower-pots make their way up high

only to end in embers

 

I stood there and wondered what sense

does it make at all?

To burn up dreams, money aplenty ending

next morning in a smoky pall…

 

And then I spotted the red ‘Akashdeep’

floating silently with the breeze

nonchalantly it waved its way to say

“I’m not here to please…”

 

On a falling star real or fake, I then made this wish

may every kid be like that Akashdeep

Rising high to never look down again ever

Have hopes & dreams that they get to keep

 

To have the right to smile & smile so bright

that every cracker fades in shame

To dazzle the night with their innocence

& Diwali shall never be the same…

Before Sunset

When you were here..

I thought I’d found my way

Around this world

Beyond chaos

I’d found my way

You touched my soul

Don’t know why I let u do it

Why I let you in

So deep so deep within

That you could touch my soul

And then you left

Creating that chaos

Once again

Creating a chaos within

Don’t know why I let you in…

And now am lost

Don’t know what to blame

Notorious fate

Myself or you

Or just enjoy the chaos within…

P.S: Penned this right after I finished Before Sunset-that awesome sequel to Before Sunrise…do watch it!

Before Sunset