Treasure Island

indira babbellapati

(visakhapatnam, india)

If Only Flowers Spoke

if only flowers spoke
wouldn't each petal
flow as a precious tear
on our cheeks?

if only flowers spoke
won't we hang our heads
in shame for the savage act
in normal parlance, a rape?

if only flowers spoke
will we ever lay our hand
on them even to offer
to the dumb gods?

we go on
for flowers are silent
and so are gods
and we, insensitive!

Submitted: Monday, April 23, 2012
Edited: Monday, April 23, 2012

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  • Besa Dede (4/30/2012 10:47:00 PM)

    Beautiful symbolical poem. I like its composition and its meaningful message. I enjoyed reading it.
    ~Besa (Report) Reply

  • Romeo Della Valle (4/29/2012 11:26:00 AM)

    Speechless! I am completely impressed with beautiful and meaningful well crafted write that is not only powerful but also touching! 10+++ Thank you for sharing and keep it up! God Bless You! Love and Peace for always! Romeo from New York City! http: // (My Visual Poetry webpage) (Report) Reply

  • Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (4/28/2012 10:32:00 PM)

    I think that the flowers may be happy for they are kept in the air conditioned room or in a house or in a place of worship or simply on the heads of women and they may enjoy their life looking at people, who are looking at them enviously... (Report) Reply

  • Nivedita Bagchi SPC UK (4/26/2012 2:11:00 AM)

    Yeah Hon'ble Poet Ma'am...Like all your poems it is very deep....dumb flowers are 'made dumb'...they feel every God too....enjoyed very much...thanks for sharing ~ tenner ~ regards ~ niv (Report) Reply

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