Poetry

May 6, 2016 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

By

Rajesh Nair

 

 

BEHIND THE WOODS

 

 

Under the mount of foliage so thick nicely nested

Where dampness never reached in heavy downpour

An apt locale where sun peeped for a few moments

Lay undercover very many in yellowish thick shell

 

The queen so hungry and weary coiled the nest top

Would not move anyway to heavily guard

Twenty six of them delivered with much pain

Ninety long days the wait to see them break out

 

The harshness of the weather posed a wait so dreadful

Kings and others interested paid many a visit to foil

Own king was not to be seen after the generous act

Waited the Queen alone to see the result so well crafted

 

Nature’s act the wait for ninety horrible and long

If only they started sneaking out that she could feed

All of them if left would imbalance the populace

That one or two would suffice to cater for the next

 

Arrived the day when the shells crackled one by one

Sumptuous nutritious meal for the impoverished queen

Spared one or two to sneak past into the dark

To search for new found pastures thick and green

 

The thick woods now so close to the fretful human

A single sight would send shivers down the spine

Both dared not see eye to eye for fear immense within

Stayed close for the humans have encroached their space

 

Habituated traveler the king traced her back after long

Queen so skiny and pale now had lost interest in him

But he was energized and wanted the ordeal all over again

For which the Queen resisted with left over life in her

 

The painful labor she went through still fresh in memory

Was not at all prepared to swing in motion

Not a word reached his ears neither did he see her plight

Coaxed, pushed her hard to reverberate the feel within

 

Enough is enough, she stood still and numb unappreciating

The moves now changed to anger and vengeance

Bit her hard, the nature so overpowering and mean

The venom quickly trickled for her to take the heavy roll

 

Breath stopped after finishing a deadly twist with him

Succumbed to injuries in and out, coil unfurled to stretch

The king so appeased prepared to take her completely in

Failed in the effort since she was too big to swallow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOOK AT ME

 

 

I visit you during the day in broad sunlight

Fluttering my wings, hold you tight

Extend my whip down, deep and wet

The sweetness makes me full and bright

 

Each color I adorn it on my wings

As remembrance offered in springs

Took some of you with me offered in disguise

To a destination of my choice through my limbs

 

I wait for you to bloom in the wild

So much care I take that you don’t bleed

Not a single petal would ever be withered

So much respect that we mutually shared

 

I for you and you for me we know better

You paint me all over to attract more

I hopped all over the place far and near

To extend the progeny of yours so dear

 

The essence of life we portray for the world

An attempt to make the garden so bold

Values do we share so nice to dissipate and hold

You look at me to learn more and behold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YOU KNOW NOW

 

 

How do I tell you lest you stop

The cacophony brutal to my deaf ears

Take a deep breath, as long as possible

That you change for a while to listen

 

Thunder and lightning stood still a moment

Dark clouds still hung over the horizon black

What next to arrive was already destined

Silence, at this moment was a deadly wish

 

When I try to make you understand the simplest way

You put words into my mouth in defiance

Makes it clear that you want to hear

Only those from my mouth your own thought

 

How ridiculous is it that you provoke the just

From uttering the truth, a lie for you

The commonest of action calls for justification

However long when tried to explain takes a twist

 

If both were one, so well decided by luck

Companion is what all long for within

To hear, say and respond alike being one

For marriages are made here when minds are united

 

No act, no deed so brutal have I committed yet

That you look at me from the corner of your eyes

Suspicion, doubt, the dangerous evil of all crimes

Frames the other convicted with baseless lies

 

Belief being the cornerstone of a rich family

When sacrificed drives in all chaotic scenes

Half heard is as good as not heard

Impatience and disbelief the epitome of destruction

 

Time between the thunder and the soothing rain

Was enough to narrate the little tale

Which normally your thoughts converts to epic with delusions

After all the peaceful mind listens when calm

 

I got it, why this happens here and elsewhere

The fear that you may lose if not held taut

This possessiveness so worthy that you own so much

Embrace it tight that you never lose in life or death

 

I knew it long back, since I know me

That everything I do, I do it for you

Every moment I spend with you is a dream come true

Now you know that you won’t be fooled around

 

Happiness is where belief and loyalty triumphs

Examples of estrangement still contagious

Derails the sojourn meant to be driven along

You know now, the root cause behind all

 

The rain now came in torrents of love

Where we both rejoiced together again

Waiting to welcome day after day so very different

To sing the different song each day with a new note.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rajesh Nair

A seasoned professional with 14 years of diversified experience as a Commissioned Officer in the Indian Navy in the Executive branch (Hydrographic cadre) encompassing meticulous survey operations, planning and time management, resource management men and material, Data compilation, Training and welfare, Relief operations, Safety and security aspects, Men, Material and Crisis management and also as an instructor of Indian and International Naval officers in the National Institute of Hydrography.

On exit from the Navy being absorbed in the role of Chief Security Officer in a Public sector, an undertaking for the past five years, and has a flair for poetry writing, animal care and save the planet campaigns.

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