Every grain of sand

Every grain of sand speaks
Each limestone murmurs
The heat waves, wilderness
Desert storm
Sand dunes, mirages, have a mystery

There is the secret hideout of culture
Still pompous prestige
Hidden safely under bowels of the earth
In the folds of Giza desert re-lives
Is the epitome of Egyptian history

The aristocracy was respected
Kings and queens were
God’s representatives on earth
Thousands of slaves
Many years their masters toiled
under heat and dust of barren Giza
Built those marvels of wonder

Once it was a busy site
Serfs their tug of war with big boulders
Sounds of whiplash
Commands of foreman
Engineers, physicists astronomers
chemists, planners
cavalcade of royals
princesses and princes

Chopping chipping sounds
on limestones
Construction of pyramids
In half-finished stage

Every two minutes a fifteen ton
boulder placed on the geometric creation
During the night, stars and planets
gazed on earth watching the artwork
Time was riding a chariot
Spilling delight
A drizzle of starlight in appreciation
at last, they created the sentinel for the site
Another aesthetic masterpiece, the sphinx

At last, the three pyramids for pharaohs built
Declaring to the lords of heaven
A pathway for kings and queens
There they twinkle the magnificent three
While Cleopatra taking her bath in the Milkyway

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About Satheesan Rangorath

Hi I am from Kerala a state situated in the south western tip of the Indian subcontinent.Poetry is my passion. I think i am not a poet. I am just a man standing on the shore of poetry with respect and awe.The most beautiful poem ever created is nothing but the nature. I believe that.I scribble some words in the format of poem and i do not know if it becomes a poem.Ah my full name is Satheesan Rangorth. I am pleased to announce that I have published a collection of my poems in a book titled as SNAPSHOTS OF A FIREFLY.The book is available on line at AMAZON.COM My second collection of my poems titled "Memory Sprouts" Vol I, II, III was publidhed in 2019 that's all friends Satheesan Rangorath

6 thoughts on “Every grain of sand

  1. amitapaul

    A poem that relives magically the magnificent romance of history, replacing Ass’s Milk with the Milky Way at the end

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