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The Mules

I visited Taal Volcano in Philippines last year and saw the Mules carrying tourist over the steep elevation. This below thought is a representation of my observation.

Despaired yet forced, whipped to carry tourist over rustic 1020′ unpaved elevation, the mules of Taal-Volcano.

Copyright © Shantanu Baruah

Reticent Soul

She won’t speak her mind,
Treasured her thoughts deep inside,
Testing his patience to the extreme,
She only smiled in his dreams.

Despite her numerous tries,
He refused to give up,
For her visage may put forth a disguise,
But her eyes never lied.

The eyes though had pain from the past,
But it also had hope amassed,
He often heard the clamor of her quandaries,
And he was determined to get her free from the shackles of the past boundaries.

Today she was a reticent soul,
But he knew,
Soon see would liberate,
From her past unpleasant yore.

Copyright © Shantanu Baruah

The Hidden Lazaret

He hid his soul in a lazaret,
Stashed away from anyone’s reach,
And waited for that one person,
Who could dare to find him and breach.

He was a lone ranger,
Often remained in solitude,
He was never social and he seldom spoke,
People thought he had issues with his attitude.

And like a nomad,
He traveled from place to place,
Often restless and fidget,
Searching his serene space.

In that never ending quandary,
Few decades gradually passed by,
And he finally realize,
Soul couldn’t be hidden away,
Nor can be caged and set aside.

Calmness then found him,
And he was at ease,
He no longer wasted time,
Trying to find the one,
That could give him peace.

Copyright © Shantanu Baruah