Long barren field,

Undulating sharp,

Like an ECG

Of a serious patient

Strapped to cold steel of a

Narrow bed,

Hovering between life and death;

A leafless tree stands there

In that infinite wilderness,


Resolute and tall,

Multi-limbed being,

Leaflets blooming,

An explosion of

 Brilliant orange;

A tree on perpetual fire

Burning bright, in the hot sun,

A vivid contrast to the surrounding

Dull brown plain

Completely scorched by a cruel sun.

Blooming in difficult terrain,

Like poetry in commercial times!

                                                           ~Sunil Sharma

                                                               Thane, India

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