Grassroots should remain,
Even if all the spring dries.
Deep from winters slumber
Is every spring born again.

To create something new,
Forget all lessons learned.
Starting fresh humbly few,
Innocence can be earned.

Drumbeats and sighs,
Restlessness of goals,
Manure a new garden,
Left long to be barren.

Grassroots should remain,
Even as flowers bloom high,
Binding to seasons of gain,
Reasons of pain that weigh.

To create something real,
Strip away layers surreal,
Walk barefoot in thoughts,
Without hurdles of droughts.

Somewhere deep,
the elusive oyster swims.
But beaches seep,
Sometimes pearls on whims.

Grassroots should remain.
They hold these beaches firm.

(All copy rights reserved as 1/04/2015)

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About Shashikala Sasidharan Elambakkattu

Shashikala S. is Post Doctoral Research Fellow at Rutgers University, USA working on developmental genetic and cellbiology. She has a doctorate in Proteomics and Cell Biology (Bio-technology) from Rajiv Gandhi Centre of Biotechnology (DBT), INDIA. And is actively involved with academic research, but poetry and painting are her passion. She writes on the realms of cosmic spirituality,nature's mysticism and egalitarian philosophy. Her poems have been published Kannur University Magazine, Tellicherry, Kerala and in anthologies 'Resonance" by "Poets Artists Unplugged" and "Across The Way" and at

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