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I wish I remain
In the cozy lap of mother Earth
Safe without pain
Of germination and growth …

I wish I remain
Aloof from the toxic artificial fertilizers
And hybridisation
Of my body by biological scientists

I wish I remain
Enjoying heat and rain
Mingled with crust
And the smell of dust

But …. Time reminds again and again
That I, for ever, cannot remain
Without changing into roots and shoots
Bearing leaves, flowers and fruits
For other life forms
To survive in the universe

Now, I wish I remain
An embodiment of sacrifice
A link in the food chain
To continue life sustenance

Sheshu Babu is a poet

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  • Sally Dugman

    Sheshu, your poetry, as usual, evoked a response: Your descriptions are tender and vivid. Accordingly, one can imagine oneself as a little plant perhaps.

    Please keep writing. Your voice is valuable as we inspect the world around us.

  • Farooque Chowdhury

    “But …. Time reminds again and again
    That I, for ever, cannot remain
    Without changing into roots and shoots
    Bearing leaves, flowers and fruits”

    Nice, SB. a nice symbol you’ve used. Thanks.