Wrote a poem yesterday on the prompt ‘Stone.’ An earlier poem ‘Stone’ was written by Charles Simic. Today I’ve written the poem ‘For eternity,’ for the prompt ‘Pebble,’ taken from a poem by the same name by Zbigniew Herbert.
I was picked up from the river bed
And taken away in a truck
where the journey would end-
Of a kind, old, man’s home perhaps
waking to the fragrance of fallen petals
and the company of halting birds
amongst a bonny child’s treasures –
left over crayons, pencil shavings
shells and a fuzzy teddy with one eye
I moved from side to side
than a treasure in a toy box
or a lining of a flower-bed
gliding over bare, soft skin
tingling, healing aching sinews, tired cells
But all dreams are not to be
Not in the manner as we see
For in a jolt, I fell off
And there I lay on the tar road
In the scorching summer’s heat
Gently kissed by the warm wind
Oh! The feeling of moving on my own
Exhilarating while it lasted
Until I touched bare skin, soft, wet
I’ve written this poem based on the sad events in India, related to lynching. In honor of all those who lost their lives because of the small mindedness and convoluted idea of justice, of a few idiots.
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