Poems by Lily Swarn

 
Poems by Lily Swarn
 
 
O My Golden Motherland !
 
Minds are fearful and heads lowered
Chins droop and sighs escape
As humanity muffles freedom
 
Documents and papers signed
Discussions , meetings held
Bills passed and flags hoisted
Foundation stones laid
Buildings constructed
 
Steel , chrome , concrete
Spit and polish
Adorning gateways to high tech revolutions
 
Wither humanity ?
Sobbing under wolves in sheep’s clothing
Cowering beneath mounds of horrific newspaper cuttings
Gang rapes of tender babies
Brutal assaults on “liberated ” women
Child trafficking in bizarre truckloads
 
Forgive me my mother land for my vicious tirade
I am not the ungrateful wretch that roams your earth freely
I am a bewildered avtar that hunts for the cherry blossoms and lilies
That once grew in unfettered bounty in my carefree soul
 
I pray for the soaring spirits of fledgeling pre teens
May they breathe freely in your warm embrace my country
May no head bow in dismay and horror
May this Republic Day bring hope to those
Suffering from narrow minds and tiny hearts
May the Lord’s largesse seep into the streams and rivers of my golden motherland
 
Copyright Lily Swarn 26.1.2018
 
 
The night has a thousand eyes
 
Nyx , the mother of Hypnos , Thanatos and Erebus
Luminous eyed lady with
Ogling , voyeuristic eyes
 
Glaring in indignation here
Stunned into stupefaction there
 
Disgusted
Horrified
Protesting eyes
 
Limpid ,languorous,long -lashed eyes
Simply sleepy somnambulist eyes
 
Shimmering with moonlight
Silver toned eyes
Milky with moonbeams
Majestic eyes
 
Itzpapaloti ,skeletal and fearsome Aztec eyes
Artemis , Asteria , Hecate’s eyes
Nisha , Raatri’s ambiguous eyes
Dark with passion
Pink flecked eyes
Dreamy , intoxicated
Inebriated eyes
 
The night knows secrets no one knows
Tied in a bundle of black velvet
The night keeps a look- out like a night watchman
For the night has a thousand eyes !
 
Copyright Lily Swarn 17.4.2018
 
 
 
 

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