Poet Sravani Singampalli two drops of ink

Poetry Break

“Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.”

~Aristotle ~


By Sravani Singampalli

02/15/2018


Our discussions and ignorance

We discuss about how we can win

And sometimes about how we lost.

We discuss great people

Their charm, palaces and money.

We can talk hours

About those expensive clothing brands

Levis, Park Avenue, Allen Solly

And so on goes the endless list.

We talk about cricket, nature

And places to be visited.

We cannot ignore those roadside stalls

Selling our favourite food

But we do ignore many things.

We ignore the torn clothes

We ignore the slums

We never discuss about

Hands with scratches

And those unhealed wounds.

We discuss about fresh roses

And forget the wilted flowers.

We discuss health and youth

But we don’t think about

Healing and the old.

We never discuss solutions.

****

Gone

I am the peel

You are the flesh.

 

You are a rose

I am its thorns.

 

You are my heart

Your smile is my heartbeat.

 

I am cool

You are burning hot.

 

I am the water

You are the vapour.

****

One wrong

She says she eats

Three oranges a day

An apple a day and

Some soaked almonds

With a glass of warm milk

Every day in the morning.

Yet one thing disturbs her parents

She is never in the pink

She falls sick very easily

They don’t know the reason

They don’t know that their daughter

Eats all sorts of rubbish stuff

Every day at the roadside stalls.

Many think they are good

They always do great things

Follow a perfect routine

And wonder why they aren’t succeeding.

It is all may be

Because of that one wrong

Something you pretend to ignore.

 


Sravani Singampalli

Sravani Singampalli poetry break two drops of ink

Bio:

Sravani singampalli is a published writer and poet from India. She is presently pursuing a doctor of pharmacy at JNTU KAKINADA university in Andhra Pradesh, India.


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7 comments

  1. Thank you Sravani for writing these poems and letting Two Drops of Ink publish them. I’m thrilled with the international poets we are getting – I have poet envy. I don’t write them.

    Yours spoke of the shallow, hollow, superficial in all of us, but so much more eloquently than most.

    We too often only see the outsides, or if we perceive a problem, we run, rather than looking for the solutions.

    Again, thank you for writing these.

  2. Sravani,
    All of these poems are just beautiful. Maybe because of the things going on in our country right now, the first one spoke to me most. That last line…we never discuss solutions…just got me because it so very true. Thank you for this.

  3. Loved all your poems and especially this line sticks with me and is so true but elegantly said and very philisophical “But we don’t think about

    Healing and the old.

    We never discuss solutions.”
    awesome creatively put our society need to know this I am twitting it out if I could reblog I would but i have wp.org oh no can do my copy some over and link over to here. yes possibly thank you for this inspiration blessing and good luck with your studies !!!

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