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The Oceans Shall Give Back What Is Ours

written by: SmithaV

@SmithaVishwana4

 

The rains lash the city night and day, with a vengeance

The sky roars and thunders; promising turbulence

Mountains loom large, watching over it all, in stupefied silence

And the sweeping winds swerve, blowing hot and cold, in hostile defiance

 

Raging oceans swell, frothing brown

Bountiful waves, treasures schlepp, slow them down

A legacy bequeathed by every man in city and town

Receding crests, leave gifts behind, making us frown

 

From far and wide, they wash ashore

In their bosom held, swept at our door

Not pretty mermaids or jewels of Arabian Nights’ lore

The surging tides are returning to us, so much more

 

Tonnes they give, the unselfish, magnanimous seas -

Theirs: fish big and small, mammoth whales; what a tease?

And ours: plastic, garbage, waste, and disease

They, mighty and strong, had vouched to bring Man on his knees

 

NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR:

On 13 July 2018, high tides dumped 120 tonnes of garbage on Juhu Beach in Mumbai. Thousands of tonnes of waste were washed over all the beaches across Mumbai.

SmithaV

SmithaV

After being in banking for 20 years, I had to leave and move countries due to personal reasons. That is when I took up writing again. I had always written but the writing remained in my diaries. In 2016, I shared my writing with the world through my blog - PENNINGS…ONE WOMAN'S JOURNEY. My debut book of poetry 'Roads - A Journey with Verses' only just got published on July 5th 2019.
I'm enjoying this new chapter in my life with writing forming the crux. I hope to write a novel some day and more poetry.
SmithaV

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