This started as a comment I made to Jane’s poem today morning to which she responded immediately with a beautiful follow up and I responded back instantly. As people say, the rest is history.
The Oracle suggested the first section of this poem which became a collaborative poem when Pranab (in bold) chimed in. Why ask where home lies? Look out on the night ocean, listen to its wings beating, see how green morning wakes, slow and soft as peace falling, stars wheeling, in the vast silence of […]
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This post is in response to Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge
I know Haiku is supposed to be about nature. So nature’s call should be an appropriate topic for a haiku, specially when the prompt from Ronovan is so appropriate to my recent experience. No intention to hurt anyone’s sensibility. Proceed any further at your own will.
I am home at last
Free to answer nature’s call
Boom, exhale, relief
This post is in response to Ronovan’s weekly haiku challenge prompt Fun & Sun
Her days in sun gone
Horses went back home, she didn’t
Villains had their fun
Photos of Asifa Bano from Google
Note: I was debating if I should include the photo with this post. Everytime I look at that face my heart breaks, tears roll down my eyes. I do not know if there is a God, but if there is one I am not sure why he/she allowed this innocent flower to be sacrificed in such a horrendous way.
Another school shooting, another debate. When will this stop? Congress have blood in their hands. Hiding behind the second amendment, debate will go on between the gun lobby and those clamoring for gun restriction while innocents will pay the price.
I wrote this poem a day after six religious fanatics shot dead hundred and forty nine people including hundred and thirty two students in a school in Peshawar, Pakistan on December 14, 2014. Originally posted this poem in my blog on December 20, 2015.
And I saw this tree
Bereft of all the beautiful colored foliages,
Strewn all around it on the ground.
One leaf was clinging to a branch
Quivering in the winds, trying to hang around.
Far away from home, alone
Every morning, fear
Technology builds bridges
News flow instantly
Every dawn new fear
Instant message, news of loss
Dead, lost someone dear
Mind flies away fast
Limp body outwardly calm, lies
Heart weeps silently
Silent tears flow unseen
Lightning charred landscape
Waiting eagerly for rain
Home a distant dream