POETRY FORMAT, 11 Oct 2021
The hibiscus sturdy and tall,
the sweet fragrance of the pink blossoms,
epitomizing romantic love,
the sturdy hibiscus symbolises deep affection for lovers.
It`s almost like the hibiscus awakens from a deep sleep
to watch the suffering, and evil struggles.
The pink hibiscus stands, unable to weep.
The hardships, pain and greed of the world.
Corruption, crime and intolerance run deep.
The pink like the colour of the eye shadow,
Her beauty is seen even in snow!
These flowers are the perfect gift for a soul mate.
But unable to silence the pain and hate
The pink petals are soaked with dew ,
She seems perfect, but that can’t be true.
Yet no one sees feminine beauty in women.
Her vulnerability is masked with a normalised fear.
the pink hibiscus with its trumpet shaped petals
like the morning will reappear.
The dew sweet hibiscus blooms are here
yet repressive regimes still stand sturdy
initiating more fear.
The pink hibiscus blooms,
beauty and sweet perfume
yet soldiers stand sturdy
with weapons to consume.
is war worth the sacrifice?
How can we regain paradise?
Hate must dissipate.
Evil must evaporate
Her blooms were never designed to hate!
Can humans decide on fate?
This article originally appeared on Transcend Media Service (TMS) on 11 Oct 2021.
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