Monday, February 8, 2010
Huddled the kin of the jungle clan;
shrieks emerge from the forest dark,
lost in the din of the thunders clap,
lightning strikes an old fallen bark.
Great cloud slacken to free its cache,
the downpour worsens by the hour,
till friend and foe on high green sash;
tempers rise and the air turns sour.
Hackles raised but struck real dumb;
Prey predator caught in a maze,
one wrong move and their end would come,
through deluge they stood in a daze.
Callow rabbit, callous leopard,
paw to paw whiskers entangling;
Accommodation, the key word,
with smile and wink masquerading.
Mankind fights for space and matter,
one move wrong is war inviting.
Tongues in reins forced to muster
give and take negotiating.
Culture, religion, race, colour,
Small world makes small issues explode,
But variety gives life flavour,
A piquant palette to explore
Posted by Nalini Hebbar at 8:21 AM