A Screaming Flower

Does courage have colour; bold colour to paint a life
in lands, where holding a flower
can start a war?

What memory! Flowers screaming; blood red
in regions, where eight-year-olds
write testaments?

A Flower

process note: I promise, I had planned to write a happy poem. A poem possibly about love, summer romance or a lovely scent of a flower. Then a day before yesterday, I watched a heart-wrenching documentary about one of the countries ravaged by war. The poem was inspired by the Midweek Motif at Poets United.

In Full Sway

Two at the back
One at the front
In full sway;
Spring a season
For graduations.

Bicycle in the Lake

Note: Poem was inspired by the Midweek Motif, “bicycles, tricycles or unicycles” at Poets United. I’m also linking it to the Tuesday Platform at Imaginary Garden with Real Toads.

A Swarm in May

My head in the clouds,
I dream impossible dreams
– a swarm of bees

Note: Bees are known to be industrious and purposeful. I, on the other hand feel like I’m buzzing around but with no hive in sight. The poem is linked to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads.

Spring Newsletter

i wish i were a child
running barefoot
across open fields


majestic forests
sift chaff and fluff

rivers gallop
cleansing gossip

leaves whisper;
Lourie on broadcast

…in a dreamy world

oblivious to coltsfoot
posing as a dandelion

i wish i were a child
everything new, yet
nothing is news

Note: Lourie refers to one of the birds, the Knysna Lourie, found almost exclusively in South Africa. The poem is a response to the prompt ‘News Media‘ at Poets United.

A Grain of Sand

trodden by passers-by
off the shore, you lie
one in a million
– dusty particulate

what’s there to discern?
intangible arguments of
time and infinity;
a revolutionary junta
where deceit is
bird’s claw

Sand Dunes

Note: I blame it on April; the tone of the speaker, I mean. I’m sure you’re aware of April month’s dispositions. Anyway, I’m linking this piece to Midweek Motif at Poets United. To read different takes on this prompt, please visit the link.

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