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After The Floods

written by: Dr. MOLLY JOSEPH

 

the street lights
have closed their eyes
refusing to see...

only the pale
evening glow fades...

the sea recedes
like the Mom
crying to herself,
after beating up
her child
spending all her wrath
out of frustration
on her little one...

pity, only pity
prevails...

the setting sun
hides his face of grief
into dark envelopes...

far out in the horizon
where shades merge
to the tune of the still wind,
is she taking rest, the sea
tired, on pillowed crests
sighing out regrets
for thrashing her kids,
for stealing their lives...
her kids who never knew
the depths of their guilt...

they also stand and plead
the survivors...

Lord!
tossing all between
Hell and Heaven
are you too
closing your eyes
hiding your face...? 

Dr Molly Joseph

Dr Molly Joseph

Dr. Molly Joseph had her specialization in Post War American Poetry (that of William Carlos Williams). She retired as HOD, Dept. of English, St.Xavier's College, Aluva, Kerala and now works as Professor Communicative English FISAT, Kerala. She has published five books of poems: Aching Melodies, Patridge Publications (2013); Autumn Leaves, Authors Press (2015); December Dews, Authors Press (2017); Myna's Musings, Authors Press (2017); Firefly Flickers (2018); and a novel: Hidumbi (2018).
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