Apre Deluge | a poem by Rajesh Prothi
Tonight I shed tears of grief
For all those who left us in a moment brief
Parted ways yesterday, promised to meet up today
Set out for yet another night and beautiful dreams at bay
Providence had its way, dreams got washed away, spirits sagged as life tried to battle with nature’s way.
Many unknown unsung people lost
Those who were still to play life’s host
Folks who had still many breaths left
Many sunshines, moonlit nights and twinkling stars to count
Not a second thought, no second chance, no second leaf
For all those who left us in a moment brief.
Still the phoenix in us will have to rise
To hold and lead the pride and be wise
To rebuild the heaven with love is the goal
And offer succor to each bereaved soul
To restore the glory of yesteryears
Peace and progress and brotherhood of seers.
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