Raptor

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By Somali K Chakrabarti

Barn owl

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A silhouette shines

in the Moonlight, a hoot pierces

the silence of night

spreading out its wings and claws

the snowy raptor takes a flight!

© Somali K Chakrabarti

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Haiku Stairs

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Haiku Stairs

By Somali K Chakrabarti

Haiku stairs

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Epic, steep, stairway

to heaven through misty clouds

– a forbidden trail!

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© Somali K Chakrabarti

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Molten gold

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Molten gold

By Somali K Chakrabarti

MoltenGold

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On waves of molten

gold, near the sea shore she stands

stretching out her arms 

garnering riches on her

palm, the gilded rays of sun!

© Somali K Chakrabarti

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Pray For Lahore

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Pray For Lahore

#PrayForLahore

 

flame smoke splinters shards
disrupt singing of the lark
savagery lays bare-
booms of devil’s grin are heard
in the Garden of Iqbal

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Healing the Scars of Child Abuse

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By Somali K Chakrabarti

What does a child do when those who are meant to protect her turn into the perpetrators of crime against her?

Abuse in the formative years might be the worst kind of agony that a person could be subjected to. When perpetrated by family members it carries with it the burden of guilt and shame, which affects not only the childhood but spills over the entire lifespan of the person. Every time I read about child abuse, it disgusts me to think about the people who indulge in the heinous crime. More disturbing is the thought of children who are made to go through it.

 

Child abuse

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The Only Way Out Is Through

The Only Way Out Is Through,’ written by Shirley J Davis, is a first-hand narrative of the trauma faced by the author who was subjected to abuse in her childhood. While she avoids mention of the explicit details, Shirley mostly uses the form of free flowing poetry to convey the deep scars that were inflicted on her as a child, and the psychological setback she suffered due to the inhuman ordeal.

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Festival of Colours – Holi

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Festival of Colours – Holi

By Somali K Chakrabarti

 

 

Happy Holi

Lavender, blue, pink

orange, green hues splashed all over

coloring the spirit!

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