Day after day the temperature dipped low
Freezing cold it became
Chilling the arteries and the veins!
The morning melody could no longer be heard
An uneasy lull shrouded the Earth
The twittering birds to warmer habitat took off
The nimble animals too succumbed to quiescent
The barren trees like skeletons stood
All dressed in brown-
Their thin arms stretched sideways or upwards
Envious of the more vivacious-
Tall trees, plants and shrubs that well clad stood-
Shining in their grandeur but-
Conceitedly they smiled disdainfully at the bare ones
Proud they were of their varied colourful attire
Till a winter storm broke out-
With a swish the weather changed
The icy cold winds routed the Sun
It’s warmth wasted lay
The callous frigid air ruthlessly gripped it’s victim-
The lonely, vulnerable Earth!
Lifelessly, life moved on
Shortly a blizzard ranted out seething anger
Engulfing the Earth in a thick white fluffy blanket!
The entire flora-
The bare/ the cladded all were now dressed in ‘White’-
The only visible prominent colour attired the whole vista-
A faint glimpse of other shades here and there emerged
The snow augmented the skeletal branches exquisiteness
The house tops, the cars, the pavements, the roads, the driveways
All clothed in white portrayed a tranquil amicable life
An awe inspiring sight it was!
A sort of harmony stretched for miles together
Divulging the verity –
No matter how different things/life may seem
In actuality it’s the same for one and all!
~Anuradha S. Bannore