Barren- devoid of greenery lay the land – my home
Once aplenty with vegetation green-so soothing to the eyes,
Scorching heat having claimed parched lands & lives
Causing dwellings of many to be filled with piercing cries.
Populace of varied community pushed to altars of their deities
offering prayers to wash away the parched sorrow,
Rendering impotence to seeds of communalism created by’social-icons’
Folded hands in unison to pray for a rainy tomorrow.
The rain-GOD at last showering mercy
Bringing forth a deluge spreading joy in hearts of people,
Barren soil giving way to greenery
Giving the cattle –livestock fodder ample.
Droplets of emerald rain shining on foliage
Presenting a vision of a bedecked new bride,
The rainbow adorning the blue shy-line
It’s glorious beauty spread over with sublime pride !