The snow had just started falling, Drenching the tall Fig trees, The squirrels had unknowingly planted, The olive floor of the mountains had turned white, Burying deep secrets of you and me, The ones that kept our hearts running, The red apples that grew in that Orchard, Where we had first met, Our first kiss that started it all, The cherry that had blossomed, But snow subsumes everything, The heat, the sun, the light, And as i lose your tracks in the snow, The only thing that keeps me sane, The songs that we had sung together…..
As he burned in her desire, His skin donned her smell, His breath the rhythm of her heart, They say love falls from the sky, And hits the earthlings, Usually when they are unaware, Engrossed in the duties of time, Does it really happen? Had someone asked, Maybe, Maybe not, He had said, My world becomes her, The sun to my farms, The rains to my meadows, The winds to my wings, The dreams to my reality, Maybe it happens, Who am I to say, Maybe I am a moon to the Sun she is……
दिखते हैं किसी को आसमान में परिंदे, हसरतों से भरे, उजाले से सजे, होता है किसी का आसमान गहराइयों सा भी, अनंत, शून्य, अनदेखा, पर शायद होगा इन्ही आँखों का क़सूर, समझ के जो ऐसी मुख़बरि की होगी, तेरा, मेरा, है क्या सबका एक जैसा आसमान….?
Saw this today while scrolling through my news feed. This is one of the many news items that i have come across especially in these grave times. People harming innocent, dumb animals just for fun, just for some godforsaken video that may get them views. This is heartbreaking and depressing for some one like me who tries to appreciate the life itself. I have been an animal lover since the time I can remember. But this act, animal lover or not is a disgrace to the human kind. This elephant was fed a pineapple with firecrackers stuffed in it. She was pregnant and upon eating the fruit, her mouth and tongue were damaged to an extent that she couldn’t bear the pain and stood in the river damping her mouth in order to ease the pain. She died without harming a single human being, without breaking a single home.
How can we justify taking life of anybody when we cannot give a life. How is that amusement for some people is harming others. Is this what humanity come to.
If this is the case, maybe Corona is the antidote. Maybe this is what animals would feel like for humans. A deadly, insensitive, sinister virus that takes lives because it cannot do anything else.
I have tears in my eyes as I write this. This is unacceptable. If there was God, this is ungodly. Maybe there isn’t heaven or hell. Maybe we don’t need heaven or hell. Atleast the humans, they don’t because they have the weapon that can lay wrath to anything but themselves or maybe sometimes their own. Maybe the human cannot be trusted with this power, this preposterous, illegitimate filth that we humans boast of. Every life is precious, animals or humans, blacks or whites, hindu or muslims, Dalits or brahmans.
Hope someday we could all learn.
Rest in Peace you Majestic Animal. We didn’t deserve you.