Nikhil Parekh

Rookie - 488 Points (27/08/1977 / Dehradun, India)

a complete 100 floors

Scores of squeals inundated the atmosphere; clusters
of people hugged each other close in utter
A billion beads of sweat trickled down petrified
cheeks; as children took deep breaths in terrified
A heap of vegetables and fresh fruit lay completely
squashed; housewives wailed in discordant unison about
the scornful creases to their immaculate clothes,
Torn bits of heavily scented paper stuck to the
ceiling; fluttering about incessantly with the gallant
wind that infiltrated in through the doors,
Infinite bundles of hair stood up in untamed
indignation; repugnantly refusing to sit down even
after blissful calm had descended,
Boundless plumes of black smoke arose in the vicinity;
with the disastrously dry coughing of the aged
becoming all the more apparent as the agonizing
minutes crept by,
The tiny floor seemed to be in a complete disarray;
with a pool of tears blended with faint blood
portraying a profoundly ghastly appearance,
The tales of remorse and dismay seemed to be gaining
impetus; as the people inside felt escalated to the
zenith of feverish excitement,
The lights flickered and faltered badly; with
perennial darkness seeming to be a better option when
compared to the continuously batting beams of flimsy
bulb rays,
A battalion of unruly mosquitoes relished the splendid
opportunity; perched and sucking blood with gay
abandon from innocuously rubicund skin,
The hair on everyone's scalp seemed to protrude in
spiffy animosity; as if freshly coming out from the
heart of a swashbuckling war film,
All sense of judiciousness and prudent discerning; had
now been replaced by unconquerable waves of morbid
All food in the stomach had died a gruesome death; the
most inconspicuous of desire to consume liquid
incorrigibly refrained to arise again,
An innumerable fleet of pedestrians had gathered at
the dismal scenario; expressing their sanctimonious
sympathy; trying to mollify frazzled nerves with their
armory of spurious smiles,
The entire network of bones in the body felt as if
terribly jolted; the intricate cartilage inside felt
as if it needed rebirth,
The string of useless thoughts which once bothered and
circumvented the mind all night and day; now seemed to
be single focussed on feasible ways of escape,
The color of skin had metamorphosed to ashen white;
the robust river of red blood had stopped flowing
hours ago,
The hearts of those incarcerated inside; palpitated
more violently than when they had just taken birth,
And you'd be astoundingly surprised at knowing the
cause of this holocaust; the disaster which had
rendered groups of impeccable humans grappling for
their lives in the middle of brilliant daylight; had
fomented more perspiration on the body than their was
scarlet blood and bone,
As a matter of fact it was just a slim wire of soiled
rubber which had snapped; engendering the
magnificently colossal lift to plummet like streaks of
white lightening towards the ground,
Bounce with a thunderously deafening thud on its
cushioned mountain of soft and spongy springs; after
traversing down a complete 100 floors of the tall

Submitted: Sunday, August 17, 2014

Topic of this poem: poetry

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (a complete 100 floors by Nikhil Parekh )

There is no comment submitted by members..

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  4. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  5. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  6. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  7. If, Rudyard Kipling
  8. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  9. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
[Hata Bildir]