Poems by Lily Swarn

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Poems by Lily Swarn
 
 
 
The Sun Rose
 
Gold dust
perched on sentinel trees
Igniting a golden fire
The sun God sending his minions
To light up his path with sparklers
It’s time to stretch your limbs
And awaken the fuzzy brain
 
Its today once again
And only the lord knows the agenda
 
How many killed in accidents
Or who will be blown in a blast ?
Whose home will see a new born
And where the lilies will bloom
Which roof will be soaked with rain
Which farmer will die of hunger ?
 
How will I win this election
Is my promotion not overdue ?
who will I need to bribe
To get that contract today
Will my home be built next year
Will the crops fail again ?
 
The sun was peeping out now
Furtively from behind the tallest tree
He was smiling today
Yawning the yawn of the rested
Wearing his favourite orange robe
Ready to light up lives
Or burn them up to cinders
 
Copyright Lily Swarn 19.2.2017
 
 
 
A red rosebud
 
A red rose bud
Loved by all
 
Ensheathed in its own
Perfection laced beauty
 
A haseena if ever
there was one
 
Overly misunderstood
Symbol of grandiose sentiments
 
As well as the simplest of all
emotions .blood soaked
 
Doused in tremulous sentiments
Of pre teen crushes
 
Gracing royal banquets
With a regal pomposity
 
Offered at gravestones
With brine oozing grief
 
Adorning the bride
With stars in her eyes
 
Strewn on the nuptial bed
With intoxicating scents
 
The crimson red mystery cloaked
Perfumed with oriental ittars
 
The English rose
Coy and blushing
 
The desi one fragrant
Heady and mesmerizing
 
The rose jam gulkand
Sweetening your paan
 
The beauties of yore
Bathing in rose waters
 
A rose by any other name
How ever could one imagine ?
 
Copyright Lily Swarn 18.2.2017
 

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