The Wall And The Parallel Worlds


Sprawling acres of happiness
Delicate and plastic
Thunderous gates bar entry
Ominous harsh wall surrounds
To hide out the reality
Or hide in the unreal
Green angels float softly
Sunlight pampers the thought
Delusional opulence
Crammed in a plastic bottle

The unnatural heaven
And the lavish dwelling
Abuzz with the cry of new life
Heralded in the chambers
Praised by all and sundry
Drowning the negativity
Hiding the scars of reality
Bathed in silk and pure milk
Opulent bosoms tend
The infant sleeps in gold

The illusion of gaiety
Falls sharply at the edge
As a grey world emerges
With fangs dripping of blood
Outside the wall
Flow the bleached colours
Solace is a foe today
In a world of ravaged hope
Furrows of dark anguish
Mutating the skin

Makeshift dwellings catch the eye
Half-naked creatures of the night
Dissolved in the darkness
Salty droplets of neglect
Somewhere in the cluster
Amidst dirty scavengers
Dying embers emit a light
And a child is born
In the nectar of poverty
In the ocean of lost hope

Stone walls divide the worlds
Slow death of a lowly born
Fountain of life for the other
Two worlds so far
Yet so close… so close…
Unheralded life ebbs away
Into the distant nether
Velvet feather pampers the other
Paradoxical whimsical fate
Christens one and forgets the other