shreya nair

Rookie - 12 Points (07.08.1997 / Chattisgarh)

Deadly Curfew. - Poem by shreya nair

The curfew is pass time,
My shorts are already dirty with slime,
I am running through the woods in snow
Melted snow drips from the leaves, I should’ve known.
I have to be at house at least by nine.
Or else dad will kill me because of the time,
Breathless and sweaty, still I run,
Can’t stop, had too much fun.
I fall over the roots of cedar,
I get up and run faster as it slowed my radar.
I hear noises behind me,
I still run but I do see.
There is my father with many men,
I am relieved to see my brother Ben.
He will protect me from father’s wrath
In lanterns light my father’s face bath.
I call them but they do no hear,
I try to rush near.
They are halted and huddled in a circle,
There is something their bodies encircle.
I go near them and call the still do not hear,
Then I stop dead as I see someone dying,
Near the cedar tree.
In woods? Maybe I ran past her.
I’ve seen her somewhere.
Her life is leaving her bloody face but she smiles,
Her breathing shallow as if she has ran through miles.
My forehead tingles, I touch there
It is dirty blood, dried on the hair.
My knees give away and I fall next to the known face
Who is taking her last breath.
I lean over and she whispers: On time!

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Comments about Deadly Curfew. by shreya nair

  • Veteran Poet - 1,063 Points Kanav Justa (12/15/2013 12:28:00 AM)

    , , a beautiful write, , well done, , , (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 175 Points Vizard Dhawan (6/16/2013 7:11:00 AM)

    hey shreya
    hw r u
    great poem dear (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, June 15, 2013

Poem Edited: Sunday, June 16, 2013


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