Ruins*

Here lie the ruins
Of a once great civilization
Wonder what vicious volcano shrouded it
Under its burning lava-filled ashes 

Here lie the ruins
Of a once vibrant community
Wonder what calamitous earthquake reduced it
To a lifeless heap of rubble

Here lie the ruins
Of a once magnificent ancient city
Wonder what great flood buried it
Under its black blanket of silt

Here lie the ruins
Of a once affectionate friendship
Wonder what wanton betrayal shattered it
Into a million sharp shards of indifference

Here lie the ruins
Of a once loving marriage
Wonder what careless indiscretion ignited it
Into a raging flame of distrust

Here lie the ruins
Of a once productive life
Wonder what quotidian erosion razed it
Into a vast wasteland of self-loathing

7 thoughts on “Ruins*

  1. samvswami

    Why this gloom and doing holmes ? Methinks you need a chill pill. Will give you several when you come here πŸ˜‡

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    1. Satyen Hombali

      Swami, read the poem man, don’t try to read the poet’s mind! The poet has many moods. It comes with the job! πŸ˜€

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