The first wind of rain,
Brought the edible aroma of muddy sky,
With birds running for shelter,
I saw children with a beaming smile.
Leaves deserted dirt amidst wet blows of air,
Flowers giggled, a magnificent scene to glare,
As I walked through the green tunnel of embracing trees,
A misty wind caressed my dry cheeks.
A relief I saw in somewhat weary eyes,
From the daily rush, sticky-sweaty lives,
The crease of the forehead turned into curves of the dying lips,
A stint of bliss was poured from the burning sky.
I walked,
Alone in my thoughts,
Questioning my conscience,
Is My everything and my true love, lost?
Is this life, a curse to me or I am not just living to its most?
Bewildered in my thoughts,
I sat,
On a cold lonely bench,
There, I saw a squirrel,
Trying to pull one peanut, to some height,
Maybe on the top.
Each time it reaches half way or so,
The nut slips down,
Run down to the ground,
As it was its only stop.
The squirrel was small,
Maybe it was a child,
But the efforts of it wasn’t less,
Efforts as one of a giant.
My weary eyes smiled,
Learnt from this little life,
My efforts are less,
There is no mistake of my plight.
I walked again, but now towards the squirrel,
It jumped, ran behind and looked from fearing eyes,
I picked the nut and put it to some half way height,
I walked back to my path again,
With a faith in my heart and shine in my eyes.

12 Comments Add yours

  1. Loved this!!!! Great imagery! We all need an “assist” now and then! At least …. 2 points! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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    1. Thanks for reading and commenting…

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  2. Orvillewrong says:

    Wonderfully poignant and a lesson to us all!

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    1. Thank you so much….

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  3. Beautifully said. The beautiful life lesson we learn from the things around us.

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    1. Yes but only if we intend to learn. Thanks.

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  4. Enigma says:

    Hey! I nominate you for a 3-day quote challenge. Do check it out!


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    1. Thank you so much Enigma for nominating me. I’ll participate in this challenge. Just busy recently.
      Thanks again. Take care my dear friend.💚💚💚

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      1. Enigma says:

        Oh no problem!
        You too take care of yourself!

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  6. leegschrift says:

    Also squirrels do need a little help of a human being. Please help the nuts into the tree. I wonder which other animal I can be of use today.

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