STORIZEN POETRY

Storizen Magazine - - What's Inside - - by Shalini Menezes

The Magic in the Del­uge

The grey skies emp­tied it­self on a land That was blessed with the best of na­ture It be­gan with a driz­zle, soon to ex­pand Which was to give the state a new car­i­ca­ture

It was some­thing so un­war­ranted for Most ex­pected the tor­rents to cease soon The trees fell and the rivers roared In days the en­tire land was strewn

With flora and fauna to­tally dis­placed Hu­man life was taken for a to­tal sur­prise Dis­as­ter was tak­ing its toll at a fast pace And in all this came an­gels in dis­guise

The lo­cal fish­er­men who were su­per­heroes worked re­lent­lessly brac­ing all odds With no cape, just the swag­ger­ing bravado They joined the navy, army, and air force squads

The worry trans­formed to mi­nus­cule smiles When the army gave that mag­i­cal help­ing hand The navy sent their troops cross­ing the many miles And the air force lift­ing peo­ple - sim­ply free­hand

The en­tire na­tion came to­gether as one race Let­ting go of the creed, re­li­gion, and class To set right what na­ture had dis­placed And proved to them­selves - this too shall pass

World in uni­son held prayers and wishes Pray­ing to almighty to stall the del­uge A re­minder that no mat­ter what we hu­mans do with riches It is in Him and only Him that we find our refuge

Orig­i­nally from Mum­bai and liv­ing in Dubai since last 2 decades, Shalini got closely con­nected with Ker­ala af­ter in­ter­act­ing with many friends col­leagues from Ker­ala and par­tak­ing in their cul­tural events. She is a pas­sion­ate lover of words, a toast­mas­ter for a decade, a poet, and a blog­ger.

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