Let Us Rupture The Silence by Sunil Sharma

The lingering shadows/ long silences
Blank spaces in urban relationships
Can deaden within.

Non-talking:
The frost-bitten fields
A cruel white reminder
Of the love’s labour lost
Lying waste:
The hard work of the past few months
Of the earth-artists, creating a
Green masterpiece out
Of an unyielding land and a changing climate extreme.

Let us resolve then—
To rupture hovering silences
That separate folks like an ocean.

Let us cut the Arctic with a verbal knife and allow some motion in arid region!

Let us resume talking
Because—
Conversations revive
Dry landscapes inside
Each robotic body controlled
By a mad post-modern machinery
Nudging us towards excessive eating
And destroying the beautiful earth for
Unbridled greed, a planet
Once home to a Shakespeare and/or J. Alfred Prufrock
Searching for meaning on muttering streets and saw-dust-covered places
While a cat purred in a lonely spot somewhere in the England of the 1920s.

Conversations: cyber, mobile, e-mails, visuals
Neutralize the slow poison of atrophy, passivity, stupor
By opening channels of communication, essential for
A lonely age and are meant for recovery of our original poetic selves.

Sunil Sharma
Mumbai-based, Sunil Sharma is a writer with published three collections of poetry, one collection of short fiction, one novel and co-edited five books co-edited. He is a recipient of the UK-based Destiny Poets’ inaugural Poet of the Year award—2012. Recently his poems were published in the UN project: Happiness: The Delight-Tree-2015.

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