Burden of a witness

#FromOneLine 168

Well, it’s done now;
Carrying all the burdens
Of the world on lean shoulders
Has finally bent my back
The weight of anxious thoughts
Presses against my chest
A weakened heart throbs
Tries to pick up lost beats
As cold perspiration beads
Glisten on a furrowed forehead
It seems I have played my part
Of being born a human
Destined to bear witness
To a dead Earth, a decaying mess!

Lucifer

Today, I wrote two poems on the Jan 7 @QuillandCrow #crowcalls #prompt Lucifer

Jan 7 QuillandCrow #crowcalls #prompt Lucifer

Burn

Crumbling skin
As the acid burns
Face, neck, heart
Singed dreams
Excruciating screams
Reach the skies
It is the day
When angels cry
And Lucifer decries
Such lowly treachery

*Acid attack on women for vengeance is a sad reality in India in both rural and urban setups.

Arsenic

We search for an
Uninhabited world
Where seeds of Lucifer
Perish, rotting in the mud
With not a chance
To become the arsenic
That ruined our Earth!

Starry Visions

Starry Visions

I sieved the stars
Through my fingers
They fell on the ground
Now, sparkling dust!
The mist from my eyes
Mingled in the glass
The shimmer flowed
Into oceans and seas
Luminescence washed
To the silver beach,
I picked up the shards
Of the broken stars.
One with the sand
By the shores I stand
Crystal dreams in my hand
I clutch them to the bosom,
The roaring skies demand
The glitter be returned
For they carry visions,
Of a thousand Earths!

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