Somedays you swallow a crocodile
Other days a crocodile swallows you

Each day nestles delight and pain
Eternal is not promised—

But profound strength of human spirit
Reflects truth. Never give up!

Fighting for own can be ferocious
But I dare face crocodile head on.

note: The poem was inspired by Midweek Motif ‘Rising Above’ at Poets United.

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.