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A Tale To Tell

Discussion in 'Snippets of Life (Non-Fiction)' started by manjukps, Dec 18, 2016.

  1. manjukps

    manjukps IL Hall of Fame

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    A tale to tell

    On the day of cyclone, I had gotten an important appointment along with my son and daughter. I had to venture out driving my car, from then on till now I had a very different experience of nature communicating with me through everything I saw. I have tried my level best to convey what I understood.


    At the start of the cyclone by noon
    I was driving through the increasing downpour
    I put the headlights on
    Just to watch a massive tree’s fatal fall.


    Diverted by the fallen trees
    Went around through different streets.
    My son frantically wiping the windshield
    To help me see anything beyond.


    To my own sweet home, I was driving in a maze
    Parked the car little away from any tree
    All three drenched, Sprinted into my home safely.


    My daughter spotted the shattered window pane
    For the big lizard to join its crew, which I had left open.


    The cyclone Vardah crossed by late afternoon
    Causing havoc, leaving a trail of uprooted trees,
    Pillars, posts and tangled wires
    Making sure restoration will not be very soon.


    The night passed quietly without electricity
    Leaving me wonder what will happen to this city!
    With power cut and no network,
    Chennai started springing back
    Having pursued during last floods
    With its people hand in hand,
    Re-assuring the world around
    No destruction can break their bond.


    As Chennai started resuming,
    I drove my car back home,
    After removing a suspending sheet from above.
    Wiped it with warmth of thankfulness
    For letting me know through its scratches
    “I am no more a reluctant driver, I can do it”.


    Went up to see my terrace garden
    To my surprise,
    The climber was holding the trellis,
    As if the children re-assuring their parents
    Otherwise which would have been thrown.


    Though the creeper lost its leaves,
    It was still holding its raw fruits
    Like a mother holding a child with care.


    The gusty cyclone could uproot trees
    But not these creepers and climbers
    Revealing the characteristics of proud and humble.


    Perusal of garden in the ground
    Had different thing to tell.
    The new foliage of the shrubs,
    The brightness of flowers,
    Humming bird happily sucking nectar
    Chirping of little birds, tweets of squirrels
    Assured the nature instills every good thing back.


    While people out there lost their basic holdings
    Still bouncing back to re-live
    I wouldn’t complain that I suffered,
    Rather I would say,
    Nature gave me a blissful experience
    Teaching me a different perspective.


    Chanting prayers, Discussing mythology
    Playing together, nobody groggy
    Brightened our evenings with positivity.


    Looking through the shattered pane
    Wondered if the lizard made it in time.
    My children picked the glass pieces
    Passed on to me saying
    “make an art with these,
    it will remain forever to tell the tale”.

    Checkout the art here
     
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  2. iyerviji

    iyerviji Finest Post Winner

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    Welcome back to snippets Manju dear after a long time. Would like to see more of your snippets in future. Awesome post about the cyclone in Chennai. You have narrated very well in the poem form
     
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    Hi Manju...
    Having known you, it is not a.surprise that you see positive aspects and count your blessings in any situation.
    Beautifully written... a beautiful heart sees the divine beauty in everything, and you have done.that..
    Window kept open...the tale of the creeper....wow...loved the last line so much too...waiting to see your creativity telling the tale soon...
     
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    periamma IL Hall of Fame

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    Dear Manju
    welcome back to snippets.your dd well said to make crafts with the broken glass to tell the tale.Fine narration with positive attitude.waiting to see broken glass art
     
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    satchitananda Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Dear Manju,

    Hats off to you! You observe so much in a situation where others would either be cowering in fear or beating their chests. Very nicely put. Waiting to see your new work of art! :-D
     
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    @iyerviji ma, though I have come in here after long time as if daughter for want of mother's cozy lap, I was sure yours will be the first fb. Thank you so much ma for your fb as well the appreciation.
     
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    @knbg , Bargs, I am feel blessed when I see people suffer fetching water to higher floors and was happy to see my kids more responsible in absence of their father who has gone abroad. Every minute I was thanking God. My hubby promptly reminded me to fill the overhead tank, our landline was working to give him update, to check on my in-laws and parents. Didn't want to miss the opportunity to count the blessings of almighty
     
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    Thank you @periamma. Will soon do the craft. With positive people around me no wonder I can think positive.
     
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    Thank you Swati @satchitananda. As I replied to knbg, with many positives around me, no way I should crib.
     
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