Sunday, 27 April 2014

Poem: 27-4-2014


An Ekphrastic  poem:




ONCE UPON A TIME....


They were the king and queen
Of all they ever surveyed
Always loving, never mean
Happy as they were portrayed
Health, wealth and happiness
Power, status and uprightness

Once upon a time, long long ago
There lived a family, far far away

When the war came it destroyed
One couple and the sibling
They were the troops deployed
No food, no water and an ailing
Mother, loss of love and senses
Surrounded by very tall fences

Once upon a time, long long ago
There lived a family, far far away

Next the childless couple
Their days lost in search of love
Money grows and is double
All alone, and trying to shove
Forward in this rat race
His heart fell from grace

Once upon a time, long long ago
There lived a family, far far away 

The last couple was lost to disease
After the children had grown
They were married, an increase
In distance made them drown
In loneliness and sorrow 
And no way to heal tomorrow

Once upon a time, long long ago
There lived a family, far far away

Now the children and grandchildren
Look lovingly at the movies and pictures
Of their fairytale lives and their gardens
Tales and exploits are just conjectures
Sometimes I wonder, how the future
Will treat us, will our legacy endure?

Once upon a time, long long ago
There lived a family, far far away


 ©2014 April        

Lalarukh Lasharie

1 comment:

  1. This poem brought tears to my eyes- written so beautifully - so honest and heart warming !

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