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written by: Hema



The misty white morning
gives way to a gentle breeze
freshness penetrating into hearts
Spring birds around, letting out calls
to their prospective mates,
Amidst this euphoria, the emptiness.
Gastronomical delights for the body aplenty
walk through the mansion day-long
Attenders at beck and call-
a gentle sneeze would bring the battalion into line.
At the work front, the entry into
the ivory tower 'Restricted.'
in-house bandicoots-
monotonous, monologues mediocrity,
Gadgets seem more alive!
Endless trips to soothsayers
and spiritual giants,
their wallets and gait built some more
Magical spells vanish at their exit gates.
The sixth sense a burden than boon?



Often, the question arises- are successful people happy? What measures success?
The verse attempts to find answers to the questions in the verse.



As a Communicative English and IELTS Trainer, Hema Ravi is known to motivate young learners, women in partucular to successfully balance work/life. Co author of Everyday Hindi and Sing Along Indian Rhymes, she is a prize winner in the 26th ITO EN Green Tea Haiku Competition, Japan (2015). Her verses have been published in HSA Anthology (2015), Poetic Prism, Contemporary Literary Review, Metverse Muse and a multitude of print and online anthologies.

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