Reshma Ramesh

Candle In The Sun

She limped at the gates,
' Who goes there? '
Said I, voice clear and loud
'Mother earth' muttered
The hag in brown,
Beyond death and rotten
Was her flesh,
'Such excruciation!
Who did this to you? '
whimpered I,
'My children, ' said she.

With meaningful glances
I hurried her around,
pulled her veil down,
contused nouns,
She squats on the floor,
Drifts off to gnided dreams,
Beyond repair is the womb
that sleeps in the
pregnant souffle.

Her broken head on my lap,
Drops of water on her lips,
I poured from my sterilized
hand, 'Please' she prays,
'Ask my children not to burn me,
for they know not they
burn themselves,
they know not, they can
never be the candle in the sun.'

Between the creases I saw
an angel, who was once beautiful,
As she eased on my lap,
My soul mourned for the
innocence lost, beauty branded.
Her children, you and me,
Can you hear her plea?

Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 28, 2008
Poem Edited: Thursday, February 26, 2009

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  • Blue Eyes (1/5/2009 4:43:00 PM)

    i love the imagery and metaphores u have a real talent.

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  • Linda Moore (1/1/2009 7:40:00 AM)

    Imaginative and creative, Mother Earth concerns us all, very well written....10

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  • Moushumi moushumi (12/31/2008 7:32:00 AM)

    Hi,
    Words are undulating while depicting the chapter. As mother earth shares with full beat. nice to read.10***
    I welcome you to my page.
    Happy New Year

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  • Sadiqullah KhanSadiqullah Khan (12/30/2008 2:40:00 AM)

    Very nice personification, , reshma you write well, , a 10

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  • Vaibhav Pandey (12/29/2008 11:01:00 AM)

    awesome really.........

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  • Michael GaleMichael Gale (12/28/2008 6:23:00 PM)

    Great poem! I liked it very much! God bless all poets-MJG.

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  • Seema Aarella (12/28/2008 8:35:00 AM)

    earth is getting sabotaged beyond repair....something has to be done before it is too late...a timely write!

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  • Mamta Agarwal (12/28/2008 8:31:00 AM)

    this is heart wrenching, mother earth desecrated by her own- what can be more tragic- lovely wrire.10


    happy new year

    Mamta

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  • Mittur Ramprasad (12/28/2008 8:11:00 AM)

    And the time takes it toll
    Burning the heart and soul
    Leaving behind inly a glimpse
    Of the beauty of once, in corpse
    Alas laws of laid by nature
    Encompasses the enforcer with torture
    Only goes to show that everyone is viable
    Trekking with time that is invisible
    Only to perish at some given point
    But then again who is to anoint
    Where and when like candle in the sun
    Burn it will with its wick when it is done
    Leaving behind traces of what once was
    For the future to wonder searching in the straws

    Very good keep the strings of words flowing

    Ashram

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  • Kris Smith (12/28/2008 8:04:00 AM)

    That was beautiful my friend and a lesson to us all thnk you my new found friend Chris 10 +++

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  • Allen StebleAllen Steble (12/28/2008 7:47:00 AM)

    very nice poem that catches the title well, good piece :)

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