Dampness Didn't allow Burn in full flames Smoulder smoke Rising high In the sky Observed far and wide There something Burning so long Never seen That end before Let's go Let's see What's up there Oh, a life there Entrapped On an island Turned miniscule River stage Rising fast Clouds hitting The mountain Upstream Bursting to vanish Zoom mobile cam Snap snap Half naked Dishevelled hair Sunken cheeks Sunken eyes Protruding ***** teeth Dark brown man Help help helpline Location sent Photos sent Army chopper Brave army men Lifted him A bunch Of damp twigs Billowed much smoke Dry wouldn't have been Of much use Sluggish things Not always bad Bad habits Sometimes do help Smoking made Light the twigs And the Front Men Saved a Last Man
Last man = Antyodaya man This poem is about a poor man entrapped on a small island almost submerged in water due to flash flood in a river due to cloud burst on an upstream mountain. He could collect damp twigs and light smouldering smoke billowing fire signalling for help. Nearby people noticed unusual smoke and came to his help. He was rescued by the army with the help of a chopper.
When I was small naive and tender Toddling in pullups Those that/who loved me Jabbed me In my tiny heart Surgically stole a sliver of it To harden To sharpen To shiv me with it Hurt me with my own heart Slice me for my sensitivity Carve into me for caring Fearing and envying me for Being an open-eyed child, A triple threat Smart plus sweet plus spirited That's too much!
Extracting tears from me was easy. Manipulation, Chaos, Fears. My senses submerged in a sinkhole Decades became dozens of years
I dont know how I struggled ashore But It --or he-- or ....was already there White light resplendent Wings alight Silently inviting I stumbled beseechingly behind him
Within a clearing His full figure flexed Showing his Wings upon wings Within wings! Not a single feather in sight he offered a pointed finger for me to see
I tried to to touch, to connect While still sopping wet. Two teardrops dripped off, Left my leaking fingertips These he froze and squeezed Crystalized them blue and green Right there in thin air
As I stared at my shame He simply gave me salam As he shimmered into invisiblity
Uuuhh! My angel! My help! Please dont leave me! Dont you dare! You cant do this to me!
Leaving me with nothing but 2 tears: Fear and pain Blue and green Tear shaped gems In thin air I glared at them there Drop & drip
They flipped. then feathered Becoming the bejeweled tips of peacock feathers Gloriously long, elegantly luscious Cresting a classy tiara It settled and nestled neatly along The Straight Path through the clearing
Oh my God! I get it now! I don my crown Fresh tears flowing As I bow down Thanking Allah who always surrounds Me with invisible Angels
Praising Allah the Almighty King Who heard His simple servant And saved her from drowning
Leaving no regrets loved you with my atoms and sins, Ran for you with my broken feet, From Buying flowers to plucking from the garden or streets, It all meant too much for me; shouldn't it be?
Leaving you with hugs and a letter sneaked into your hand bag's sidechain ;unseen, From singing you to sleep n staying up listening you breathe, Rubbed your ached cold feet with my bare palms to heat,
Leaving late for home in rain just to have few minutes with you drenched in peace, Covering miles just to see you said you were fine and I didn't believed, Noting down where you went when you were 13, maybe we could go there and refresh some of your forgotten happy memories,
Leaving, left n gone now they became memories, Loved you with my scars n insecurities , No regrets no doubts no set backs I set you free!