Nikhil Parekh

(27/08/1977 / Dehradun, India)

when God opened His mouth


When the crimson crested parrot opened its mouth,
gruff sounds; astoundingly similar to humans emanated
from its beak.

when the elephant opened its mouth; hoisting its trunk
to speak,
a roaring echo diffused with volatile bursts of
emotion.

when the striped black leopard opened its ferocious
mouth,
there came out sounds resembling thunder clashing in
the sky,
silencing all animated commotion prevalent in the
township of jungle.

when the slime painted frog opened its cupid
mouth,
disenchanting notes of harsh music flooded the
atmosphere.

when the boisterous honey bee opened her tiny mouth,
sounds of infuriating buzzing dismantled the harmony
of air.

when handsomely coiled reptiles on the ground opened
their venom mouths,
poignant noises of hissing pierced the alacrity of
stringent breeze.

when the cow in green pastures opened her amicable
mouth,
timid sounds of indolent mooing blended perfectly with
the succulent grass.

when the furry sheepskin dog opened its cannine tipped
mouth,
gruesome growls expurgated; initiating infinite hair on
body to stand.

when a bunch of humans opened their articulately
shaped mouths,
there came galloping fast; tales of intellect and
imagination.

and when the omnipresent personality of godhead opened
his mouth,
one could see the entire universe revolving inside,
undulating terrains, turbulent sea's, flaming persona of
the sun, silver
silhouette of the moon,
dense tropical forests; sparkling waterfalls of crystal
water,
the creator sparingly uttered few words of wisdom,
embodied with the supreme aura of righteousness,
which was still the magical verse centuries after he
created man 'TO LIVE AND
LET LIVE'.

Submitted: Monday, August 18, 2014

Topic(s): poetry


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