Theme: Life

Slain Roses

The reverse gravity pulls me
into timelessness,
holds me to become free from tremors.
The truth of zero morality
I am pathless, secular,
The blank paper decides, how the fingers
will move. The uniform
has a secret rendezvous
with golds.

There was a dark zone,
the chimney, the indifferent smoke
curling upward.
The torch fails.
At the center of the conflict
rises a desert boom, instead of roses.
Non-violence, a forgotten word. A group
of shaven heads mourns. Royalty does not
want to leave the palace. The bodies of
slain innocents –
are placed collectively on a huge pyre!


More By  :  Satish Verma

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