In the Wilderness

In the wilderness,among the live and the dying trees,
They searched for an enticing shot for click.
It was hot,humid and exhausting,
but they kept patience to find something,
worth their labour,patience and some good pennies too.
They heard some growl,and someone in pain,
They waited with abated breath,
so as not to disturb the predator.
And then when the unbearable calm prevailed,
They rushed out with hushed steps.
They were shocked and the camera slipped,
They could not believe,what they saw.
A skinny man was trying to fill his empty belly,
feeding on a hunted wolf.
the predator had become the prey and the human…

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About Nalini Srivastava

I am an Indian.I write to let go of myself.It is my catharsis.My biggest inspiration is my son and every passing moment of life.I am a teacher by profession and the way I love to write ,I love to teach.With my one solo poetry book already published "Feminine Musings" hope many more will see the light.

6 thoughts on “In the Wilderness

  1. VijayNair

    An insightful poem filled with apt images and a ” shocking” end,underlining the human condition in the wilderness.


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