I saw you lying face up
When I went to the terrace this morning
You were in a corner
With your feet up
In a position of surrender
A position that showed no fear
A position that you, maybe, took when you finally went to rest
I kneeled down and peered closer
Your face looked peaceful
And I could almost see a smile
That’s how one looks in death, I suppose
I turned you over
You were so beautiful
Like a tiger
Orange, black and a bit of white
What did you eat for that orange to glow?
Clementines aren’t so bright.
What made the black look blacker than pitch?
Blueberries aren’t so dark.
And that pure white, where did it come from?
Did you eat fresh snowflakes when you last played?
What all did it take for you to become a tiger, Oh butterfly
And was it too much that you couldn’t hold on for just one more day?
Madras Courier originally ran as a broadsheet with a poetry section. It was a time when readers felt comfortable sharing glimpses of their lives through verse. If you too have a poem you’d like to submit, do mail us at email@example.com.
Copyright Madras Courier 2017. All rights reserved. You may share using our article tools. Please don't cut articles from madrascourier.com and redistribute by email, post to the web, mobile phone or social media.Please send in your feed back and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org