Saturday, March 20, 2010

Poem inspired by Yuyutsu Sharma


Inspired by Poet Yuyutsu RD Sharma



Himalaya

You are my mule,
my companion, my friend,
my communal bastard brother,
born of stallion and ass.
You teach me to walk proud,
carry the burden of others
while levitating my own
troubles to take residence
in the mist of cloud, later to rain
down on me when I am
stronger.

You are my buffalo,
my protector, my guardian.
You teach me of sacrifice,
how to love outside myself,
to shed my skin to blanket
my sister in warmth, to quench
the hungry with my own blood
before finding my place
in the sun.

You are my goddess,
my idol, my mother,
whose alabaster bosom
shields me from harsh winds
howling in the night. YouPublish Post
challenge me to follow in
footsteps of my brothers,
so I may one day find
my own path.

Shawn Aveningo


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