Friday, 18 August 2017

The Flood

The formidable dam of the past bursts at this hour:
The deluge and flood overwhelms my heart,
The waters lose no time to smartly play their part, 
Stirred and shaken, I shrink, shrivel and cower, 
Thorns pierce; I'm like an unloved trampled flower.
Bulls-eye! I'm the real target hit by the flood-dart...
Is it too late to journey ahead in my bedecked cart? 
Rejuvenate my once-upon-a-time spirit and power? 
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A flood of a different kind as it rains like never before,
The heavens bless and flash with thunderous claps,
Magically alive to creativity as tears get washed away,
As the clouds & sun conjure tricks, I find rainbows in store!
The welcome flood in my poetic soul reigns free without traps!
It's never too late to write my poem; 'The Flood' will have its say...

Do you feel it's too late to do what you need to do or love to do? 
Or do you feel it's never too late to do anything? 
How do you manage the floods in your heart and mind?
Do share in the comments below.

This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.’ 
Chosen as a WOW post here
Also linking with- 
dVersePoets- Sonnet . Have attempted a Petrarchan Sonnet for the first time. A Sonnet is a poem in which the Octave (first  eight lines) - introduces the theme or problem, while the Sestet (six lines)- solves the problem
ABC Wednesday- F for Flood, Formidable, Flash


  1. What a tremendous flow in your words.

  2. 'rainbows in store'...Love this!

  3. The floods threaten and I just keep dog-paddling hoping I don't wear out.

  4. Something to ponder every day...always glad when the face is cleansed of tears again..

  5. Excellent! but sometimes, it is too late...

  6. Oh for those times when the "welcome flood in my poetic soul" spills words onto paper!

  7. I like the flowing words, specially the ending ~ It is never to late, of course ~

  8. The rainbows, yes. It's a relief after the heavy rains.

  9. I've never experienced a flood thankfully but ofcourse I know the historie of a dramatic one in my country in the 50-s

    A rainbow on the other hand, I've seen many times and I love it.

    Have a wonderful ABC=day / -week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc=w=team)

  10. I like the idea of the flood in the second sestet having its say.

  11. Depends sometimes there's time...

  12. I could have never related the word flood to all these. Great writing Anita!
    Happy ABCW!

  13. As long as we breath, it is never too late.

  14. Indeed it is never too late. Love the message that flows here Anita!

  15. A beautiful flood of words. I enjoyed reading this

  16. Highly inspiring! Have been feeling similarly recently and i wrote about it in my blog too. What a coincidence! I believe too that it is never too late to do what we love. Just go for it!


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