Syed Ahmed Shah

Rookie - 247 Points (03-08-1960 / Guwahati, Assam, India)

Ripples In April 9,2012 - Poem by Syed Ahmed Shah

‘April is the cruellest month, breeding

Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing

Memory and desire, stirring

Dull roots with spring rain‘ -(Waste Land)


Prosaic spring night; droplets of carbon monoxide

Paint brazen leaves with dark shades of truth.

Rumbling doomsday drums stun to silence

The monotony of treachery.

Fires, fangs rule our reasons as spring gasp for breath.

Welcome change from the hypocrisy of sunshine

Peddled by the wizards of fertility; hoax and lies mixed with vomit.

I drink my night under the corrugated iron shade; and sleep

Comfortably dead.

© Syed Ahmed Shah, Bokultol, Guwahati, the 9th of April,2012

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 9, 2012

Poem Edited: Monday, April 9, 2012

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