By Anjali Paruvu
If I Had a Time Machine
Every now and then The day will break And you open your eyes Thinking, not again And you push yourself out thinking, this is how it must be You're young and sweet and all of fourteen, but you look like you've been at it since sixteen Oh darling! When did you get so old? Remember the time without a care in the world When you awoke, just to see the clouds swirl Oh dear! Where did those days go away? Why don't you let yourself go have fun? Play around , goof around, life has just begun Are you scared people won't like you then? Oh darling! They don't like you anyway Did you think there was a purpose to life? That we wake up for a reason that God has spoke But sweetheart, no one cares you exist This life, it's only for us You can find what you want, or just grow old If today was the end Would you be proud of yourself? You can get what you want Or what everyone else would want There is no way to sit on the fence, So , tell me, Who do you choose? Will you just let yourself sing and dance? Does it not get easier to shoo blues away when you are whatever you are The people, they will be swayed And I know it's hard to listen to me Since, I sit so deep, But it sure is easier than listening to everyone? So listen, what do you choose?
The Fur of Golden Wheat
Young and fierce, the mother lay Looking amongst the bushes Each rustle sending a chill in her spine Of something wild and vicious With fur of golden wheat And eyes that captured the world She had a growl of rumbling thunder When a threat bound onward Four little balls of flesh Suckled unto her Starving herself, She had no respite A human arrived one day Stood far and stood For hours until she got close to her and finally her puppies had love Now they had a home With humans for lord's sake They were one of the lucky ones For they had friends after all Her puppies grew big and playful And jumped around the pots And stole their way into the hearts Of every human on the block Yet there was always a fear A Fear of something unknown Until one day it came true And into the dark went one young 'un Another was injured And the girl could not take it anymore The pup stayed inside, And all her dreams were realised But she had to part too, with her other little sister For the human family had to be preserved Heart ache like never before As she had never had to lose Something so full of life and love And she had never had to choose
Anjali Paruvu is an aspiring poet/writer/blogger from Hyderabad, India
One thought on “If I Had a Time Machine and The Fur of Golden Wheat”
That was a pleasure to read. “If I had a time machine” was especially moving because of how insightful and introspective it was.
Thank you for sharing these poems Anjali. I look forward to more of your works.