WEEDS - Tapestry Poem

Published by: Shernaz & Raamesh Tapestry Poems on 1st Sep 2016 | View all blogs by Shernaz & Raamesh Tapestry Poems

Weeds-  Raamesh

"Clear off” they said, "no space for beggars,

VIP movement is on, move on, move on”

So we moved on, and that wasn’t such a problem

for we’re the flotsam, the jetsam, the unwanted

c/o footpath; we’re the ones with the tangled

hair and the red-eyed looks outside Gucci stores

hoping for a tenner that’ll get us a tin of shoe-polish

that’ll keep the hunger away until you throw away

that stale wada pao. No problem, we’ll clear off.

 

Weeds - Shernaz

we bloom invisible, undesirable

among your well-laid out ornamentals

you wage war on us wanting our annihilation

rejected root, stem and flower by you

we areat times privileged to be 

someone else’s invaluable blossoms;

if replanted tenderly, we flourish in

the warmth of nurturing hearts and homes

our healing powers redeeming their emptiness

 

Weeds - Tapestry

"Clear off” you said, "no space for beggars,

VIP movement is on, move on, move on”

So rejected root, stem and flower by you

we moved on, and that wasn’t such a problem

You wage war on us wanting our annihilation

for we’re the flotsam, the jetsam, the unwanted

we bloom invisible, undesirable

among your well-laid out ornamentals -

c/o footpath. We’re the ones with the tangled

hair and the red-eyed looks outside Gucci stores

We could be someone else’s invaluable blossoms

worth the warmth of nurturing hearts and homes

if replanted tenderly; but we are at times privileged to hope

 for a tenner that’ll get us a tin of shoe-polish

and that stale wadapao you throw away;

those will BE the healing powers we flourish in

that keep the hunger away while redeeming our  emptiness.

No problem, we’ll clear off.

Comments

2 Comments

  • Paddy
    by Paddy 11 months ago
    Two distinct poems on Weeds - one using weeds as a metaphor for beggars on streets and the other speaks of weeds in the organic sense, of what weeds denote and what they could be turned into with care...The Tapestry from these two apposite poems has been woven well as usual! Yet, I felt the flair and flavour of the first poem more in the Tapestry as well! Good one, Shernaz and Raamesh! Thanks for sharing.
  • Shernaz & Raamesh Tapestry Poems
    Thank you so much, Paddy!
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