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Hospitality

We met at the train station, it was so good to see her after such a long time. Her beautiful eyes had hints of longing, slight irritation, stories of years passed between us and some satisfaction to see me in good health. She asked her errand boy to give three beautiful marigold flowers to me one by one, he said to me each time in Urdu ‘yay-lo bhaijan’ which meant ‘take this brother’. We instantly laughed hearing that, knowing at least two other ways to interpret ‘yay-lo’. I was home and life was beautiful. My mother gave me a hug and jail time seemed like a distant past.

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Purity

Love flowers
for their colours
sweet smell
smiling sacrifice
generous heart
how they part
with their love
when bees want
their blood
how they make
sapiens smile
feel content
healing
emotional dents
with their scent
they lend and lend
till their last petal

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Let flowers have their day

summer long gone
evergreens all alone
fallen leaves, distraught trees
with season long memories
requested, pleaded,
guilty as charge,
let flowers have a day,
oh Lord incharge,
let leaves live nostalgia
removing ember traces
for a long moment or two
sunshine on their faces
grey goes green
branches fresh, lean
cold having a recess
colours spread in excess
blues, orange, strong hue
violet, pink, getting their due
sunflower open and fresh
weeds runaway in a dash
grass becoming bare feet plush
roses having a mighty crush
love and merriment in the air
depression crying it is not fair
it is supposed to be her season
rain, cold, illness many reasons
enough is enough, time to rescind
day has passed, deep chill in the wind
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Left

When humanity’s cruelty,
Crossed all the limits
Nature caged, tortured and raped
Flowers remained, colours left
Life was in white, black and grey
Spring’s sweet songs, birds won’t play
People were sad, people went mad
They were missing colours, no one would say
It our own making, this present day
Feign redemption, kneel and pray
Nothing would work, nothing ever will
Inhumanity our trade, pure evil
Before it’s too late, mend your way
Please!

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