Wednesday, 25 May 2016

A trip to the wonderland

   


        Hey !   you happy riders !
      All set for an adventure trip  ?
      Won't you please take me along
     Or just share  as to whither
      You go galloping today ?

''  Up the hills and down to the vales
Across  the streams and rivers on the way
 Through green meadows into the dark woodland      Home of strange .animals and birds  .

Excited  are we  to seek  those caves
 Where Mowgli, the jungle boy  once  lived
  Within a  family of wolves  as a child
And moved in the forest with deadly animals.

Panthers  and tigers and mischievous monkeys
Bears, squirrels, pythons and snakes .
 Would like to see if they can really be friends
Or how could he spend his childhood there!

 we plan to go on  even  farther
As the horizon keeps calling for ever
And we  as well  are  keen to  find
If a fairyland does exist somewhere.

With all its glorious magic castles
 Hidden in  the midst of thick  green trees
Laden with flowers and luscious fruits
Such as we have never seen and tasted!

Maybe there is a demon   too
That has made the fairies captive
Sure, we  shall fight and scare him away
And set the good fairies all free!

And then we'll hurry  again homewards
Before the sun  goes behind the  hills
Oh  how exciting it will be to narrate
All these stories to mom and dad ! ''





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Friday, 20 May 2016

Invoking the Rain gods


Come the month of May
And the sultry Summer is here
With   its fire and fury
In full swing

Like the most unwanted guest
It comes  without   invitation
And continues  to overstay
Despite the hosts' disapproval.

All  equipped with its lethal weapons
Of deadly  sunstroke and killer heat waves
Wreaking havoc on the  land and skies
Whatsoever comes   in its stride


The    landscape all  parched up and dry
Along  with countless thirsty creatures
Is facing death- like conditions for long
And seeking a little respite for all.

Even the Sun God seems  to support
 This cruel, insensible   game  of   power
Or why  is fire being poured from heaven
Turning the earth into a blazing furnace ?

Hence, Mercy ! Rain Gods ! Have mercy on us
Rush down kindly  in torrents to quell
The sadistic  play of this unkind   season
And restore cool times of simple pleasures   !!!


Monday, 2 May 2016

FORESTS IN FLAMES



           
             A forest on fire
            Is the most terrible sight
            That will haunt one ever after
             As a dreadful nightmare  !

            It brings untold  sufferings
            To the myriad forms of life
             Ranging from soft  green grass
            To the bushes and tough tree lines

             And a host of ants and tiny  insects
           , Bees, butterflies and  birds in nests
             Mammals with newborn  offsprings
             And even human beings living close by.

               All are  seen  madly running for life 
 .             Here and there in  utter  distress                                                                                  To find  shelter somewhere  in the jungle
             .That once had been their own safe shelter .

             What caused this most terrible happening
              Is  a question   that troubles  everyone
             Whether it was  nature or some human  being
             That wickedly planned this criminal misdoing   .

                 Was it a spark created unawares
                 By some one's  acts of  sheer negligence
                 Or  the result of a  deliberate  offence
                 Planned cunningly with some selfish intent ?

                Whatever the  reason be, but  now
                 The bitter truth we sadly   realise
                That unable are we  to fight   this  blaze
                 However hard we go on trying.

              Hence as the  ultimate resort, we all
             Are turning for help to the kind rain gods
             Pray.  save your helpless creatures  soon
             By pouring down your merciful showers  !!!