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People Dying

People Dying

written by: Amita Sarjit Ahluwalia

@AmitaPaulIAS

 

A woven willow basket with wildflowers
The fluttering ribbons of a lacy bonnet
Lying under the shade of leafy trees
Their roots draw in water from the flow
Of water dappled with afternoon sunshine
Fritillaries dancing with the daffodils
The rainbow bridge with both its ends in mud
Amethysts scattered in the undergrowth
Or wild violets: turquoises or forget me nots:
Topazes or primroses: the kisses of butterflies
Recalling snowdrops dreaming in snowdrifts
Or lily of the valley. Where could such visions lead
But to these lawns and halls where mushrooms simmer
With chicken in white wine and music plays
On virginal pianos neatly kept
In rooms lined with the wood of ancient oaks
And Finnish pine made IKEA futons
Laughter and banter flowing across tables
Till TV shows the dropping of some bombs
And people dying?

Amita Sarjit Ahluwalia

Amita Sarjit Ahluwalia

(Pen Name of Amita Paul) I am a retired civil servant but at heart a poet and teacher. I write, mostly poetry, in English, Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi. I was awarded the NISSIM International Poetry Award (First Prize) 2019 and then the Reuel International Award 2020 for Non-Fiction Prose by The Significant League, a well- known Creative Writing Group on Facebook. In January 2021, the Destiny International Community of Poets based out of Wakefield, England, UK declared me Winner of their Poet of the Year 2020 as well as Critic of the Year 2020 Awards. My poem 'The View from a Porthole' was chosen as the first among two featured poems on the NaPoWriMo website in April 2021. My poetry has been featured regularly in every issue of the monthly poetry e-magazine GloMag edited by Glory Sasikala and published from Chennai in India for over a year now. Recently, several of my poems have been included in ‘Impressions and Expressions', an anthology of international poetry published on Kindle in June 2021, and in the Yugen Quest Review: The Magic of Poetry, an anthology of poetry published by the Women Empowered group on the internet in July 2021.
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