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Colour of Water – Part 3: The Cruel strand

by Meena 

Posted: 29 September 2003
Word Count: 147
Summary: Nature can bad and cruel

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Colour of Water – Part 3: The Cruel strand

Blue, green or clear water
Mesmerising beauty
Hides demons of cruelty

Black, diseased with death
Camouflaged with sweetness
Disguised as slow death
Scotch, Beer, Wine,
Whiskey or Vodka
Consume with addicted passion
Will claim your life
For you see, nothing is free
When cruel greed is alive

A deceptive mirage
Enticing, beckoning for a cool swim
Hiding my depth
Claws of deepness
Which capture, entraps, and drowns?
Death is the end result

Furious with nature’s swings of mood
Heaving high into waves
Severe flooding, tidal waves
Are the bitchy names
A bitch I am indeed
Engulfing countries, civilisations
With ravenous rage

Yet I am a necessity
For I have the power
To give life or death
I control all
In Living and in death
That is the colour of me
At my cruellest

Meena Vyas
C. September 2003

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Fearless at 21:02 on 01 October 2003  Report this post
Cleanse or kill, cleanse or kill? Aah, the decisions that each droplet is bound to each moment of everyday by forces unknown, as yet unexplained.....


Meena at 09:18 on 02 October 2003  Report this post
Hey Fearless

Very nice rhyme. Thanks

peterxbrown at 00:08 on 06 October 2003  Report this post
Hi Meena, You have captured the essence of the dark waters, the demons and the beast.
The trilogy of poems works very effectively as a whole and reflect the human condition too. Brilliant!
peterb XX

Meena at 09:03 on 06 October 2003  Report this post

Once again I am glad you enjoyed the poem. I think nature also has the traits like humans to change its moods which I have tried to reflect through water in this trilogy.

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