Wednesday 10 September 2014

Poetry 2014 Longlist, Shravya Gunipudi

An Unveiled Threat

The brook flows endlessly bubbling with foam,
following the cheerful chirping of bluebirds high above,
Showers of rain create
 tiny streams
 among sharp blades of grass,
eagerly running to merge with the brook,
adding to its pleasant song,
drop by drop.

The luscious leaves of the towering trees,
 dance to merry melody,
their branches swinging in delight.
Approaching closer,
Trespassing footsteps,
Unwelcome, unwanted
Nature’s tune stalls,
a second unsure,
at the uninvited guests stepping on their souls.
After a moment’s pause,
it starts again,
this time hauntingly melancholic.
The birds screech,
flapping around - trees starting to sway,
inviting storm and thunder.

Taking part,
the brook calls out, the wind coming together,
to ferociously protest the entrance of the two legged creatures.
Their threatening presence,
Stripping Nature,
Endangered existence

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