Neerajaa Lakshmanan

Rookie (24th december 1991 / chennai)

Human Oysters - Poem by Neerajaa Lakshmanan

when the waves go hither and thither,
the oyster maintains the same weather

even though it's hard,
it acts as a guard

till the pearl production,
the oyster is its protection

may it be day, when the sun shines bright
or when the moon glows clear in the night,
what the oyster has is only fright,
to bring its carvings to the light

during the crack of the dawn,
when dogs begin to yawn,
the day which was awaitened
has peeped into the frightened

the pearl is now shown to the world
but, does anyone care about the oyster?

as they are, is your mother
they are treated like the nether

their tears are'nt hilarious
let us take it momentous

they brought us to this world,
let us not betray them
they are our only gem


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 22, 2005

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