Travail III

The creatures of the hills took pity on her,
Nursed her fragile being back to health

Floral vines covered her naked skeleton
Thus, she bloomed in spring,
Turned green in summer, bare-brown in winter

The moon took pity on her –
Lent its milky white for her oblong face,
The solitary rose bush lent her the crimson lips

She refused to gaze upon the world
Covered her face in a shroud of grey cloud,
That stopped just above her vermilion,
Went up over her head,
Floated all the way to the ground.

She roamed the tiny world,

Travail II

She stood at the valley’s bottom, dwarfed by immense hills;
Her haunts stifling her.
She began to ascend, the steep reed like hills
Risking life and limb,

All time was lost, as she scaled the slippery slopes –
Many moons grew and waned
Many seasons came and went.

She clambered the hills inexorably,
The affliction of her guilt,
Impelled her to climb higher and higher,
Till every strand of flesh withered away

On a warm, sunny day, many years away
Under endless azure skies

Thank you, Double UU for this terrific idea. It truly is a great way to mix things up.

Its hardly two months since I moved to WordPress blog and I am grateful for the support and encouragement. Mr. John White has been a loyal follower in this short period of time. Much appreciated.

Since he is the host of this party

"For functional and harmonious life, temper emotion with reason."
Gandhi
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi / Source Wikipedia

When I saw the statue of Mr.Gandhi being unveiled in London’s parliament square; Mr.Cameroon giving a speech to mark the occasion while sharing the stage with India’s number one celebrity Mr.Amithab Bachchan, the ludicrousness of it all became unbearable. So I thought it was time I explained to the younger generation why Mr.Gandhi is the father of India.

Mr.Gandhi is the father our nation because he was the only leader who went through untold suffering while leading the masses to freedom.

Being one to shun the spotlight, he decided that he would leave politics as soon as his beloved nation was granted freedom by the Colonial British. In comparison, Mr. Nelson Mandela

"Courage is fear that has said its prayers."-From a poster in my high school principal's office that still resounds
"First principals, Clarice. Simplicity. Read Marcus Aurelius. Of each particular thing ask; What is it in itself? What is its true nature? ..." - Dialogue between Dr. Hannibal Lecter(Anthony Hopkins) and Clarice(Jodie Foster), from the movie, 'The Silence of the Lambs'
"If you wish to perceive that limitless felicity, limit yourself if only for a moment." - From G.K.Chesterton's essay, 'The Advantages of having one leg'

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