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The Orange Lizard

The Orange Lizard

It lay supine
On its hind
Abandoned
Forlorn

Torn from
Tiny hands
Enticed by
Ice-cream cone

~~

Mom’s Fairytale

A good Lizard
Once gave its
Life to save an
Orphan child

Jealous step mother
Ugly as sin
Forced Annie to drink
Poisoned milk

Delighted the hungry
Child stuck out skinny arm
When Good Samaritan
Lizard leapt forward to warn

Drowned in poisoned milk
That flew out of Annie’s grip
She tripped, lizard fell out
Dead, saving girl from it

Chastened Annie, never
Trusted step mom again
Grateful to her savior whom
She tried to revive in vain

Sweet Annie now plays with garden
Lizards, tenderly tending to them
Birds too come for their share
Of her love and innocence

That is why lizards
Now change color
When danger is near
Becoming chameleons dear

(on my way home from work I saw an orange lizard (plastic)on the pavement hence this poem..)

picture from internet

My Serenity

Enemies beat at walls

Crisis brews amid palls

Carved inroads in equanimity

Serenity beats back implacably

Alarm bells harangued, trill,

Emergency reels strong willed

Grace and acceptance seesaw

Hope stays , mind hum haws

Perfidy’s wound in back declared foul

Serenity says it will heal, do not scowl

Life is but a dream, not a reality,

A Fixated mind knows life’s fallacy

Aligned mind, body, spirit maintain

Serenity, that cannot be detained

~~

What Color Is Disappointment?

What color is disappointment?

The hand that

Loved you

Turns on you

Coloring blue

Tears unshed

Saline streaks

White saying hold

Tight, cannot adieu

Green of envy

Doves in droves

Streaming by

Taunting you

Yellow of

Desperation as

Other options

Unappetizing

Dark color

Of Judas lurking

In us all- adding

Its two cents

 

 

Red tears, puffy

Spent cheeks pink

Bloated nose askew

Whiny phlegm

 

 

Blue, white, green

Yellow, black, red

Pink- whirl twirl all

That is the Hue

 

 

True color of

Disappointment

Is finally that, I say

To you

The Spice Bazaar (Turkey)

Spice Bazaar

(Turkey)

brilliant pungent pices

Smoky red, muted earth,

Greens captive in plastic pouches

Holding hands tight,

spices hang in rioting streamers

A dash, a smidgeon

In marinated food,

forces taste buds

A mountain of dehydrated

Desiccated fruits veggies

jostled amongst glassy blue eyed nazars*

Let me help spend your money”

Startled I glanced at his shop



I beat a quick retreat

Dragged by spouse

Emerging empty handed

*Nazars: they are blue color glass eyes found all over Turkey to ward off evil covetous looks

Purple Passion

(picture from internet)

Purple Dreams

Purple dreams
Reality screams
Love reams
Stitched seams
Opened book
Of life
Seamless
Living-
Stitches
Gave out
Tried to
Chase
Rioting red
Blushing pink
Hedgy green
bashful yellow
Marathon brown
all I caught
a
darkening
frown
perched
on thunder
brow
eyes
dark
crow
black
o
n
my
paling
cheek
chalk
white

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