A revivalist' introspection

1 min

A mind traveller, an acorn that has gone from a green shoot, green top to a much scarred, polished hazel version. It spins better now, but the drone of the dried up seed within, is sometimes a song  [+]

Image of Summer 2020
Live the boom, unruffled,
busts, in the shade.
Spiralling gold prices,
frozen pay checks,
suck it up.
Collars up!

Dark nights idle,
think up schemes,
prop up tyrants.
Bank prejudices,
at record low rates,
into a façade of strength.

Ca est la vie,
Such is our tumult!
Vested images,
towering edifices,
our future, cradled
by an imaginary past.

Watch our goose-step,
on lands well-tread.
Once lived, now barren.
Our inheritance,
like Mount Rushmore.
New tribe, newer symbols.

Shifting sands,
footing unsteady.
Leaning over the abyss,
poised, not tipping over.
Ears keyed in,
I wait for my call.

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Houda Belabd · ago
My full support for this poem that really deserves to win!
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Keith Simmonds · ago
Great images for this evocation of a slice of life, Manoj! My support!
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Tony Martello · ago
My full 5 votes for the final round! Powerful poem and prolific! I have two stories that made the finals as well. Check out, "Maize of Color" and "Green Springs" and vote if you like them. Tony
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Rekha Vinod · ago
Brilliant 👏👌👌
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Jophy Joshy · ago
Excellent Manoj
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Sachin Balan · ago
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Shilma Anukul · ago
Brilliant 👏👏
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Preethi Rathi · ago
Great 👏👏👏
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Sajin Anand · ago
Excellent Manoj
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Namith Cholappurath · ago
Nice one, manojbhai... 👌😊