Mind is a deadly desert

Prickly cactuses and tumbleweeds,
Scattered there like human creeds,
Miles and miles of sand dunes,
Hidden insects sing in rapturous tunes.

Where eagles circle over for prey,
As sand vipers sneak out in day,
Giant spiders and deadly lizards,
The sun was blacked out by blizzard.

Ghostly voices moaning and wailing,
As sandstorms rise to touch sky’s ceiling,
Ah!!, a medieval castle in the barren land,
Who built it in the nothingness of sand?

The wind is the architect who twisted,
The ravines and rocks got blasted,
To form a shape resembling a castle,
A bizarre “ DEVIL’S CITY” in the middle.

Our minds are like lonesome deserts,
Showing mirages to unsuspecting hearts,
Growing prickly weeds of hatred all time,
Deadly creatures roam around to maim.

The vast expanse of mind mostly empty,
But it holds poisonous thoughts in plenty,
The innocent heart seeks an oasis,
But the malicious mind denies it spaces.

© K.Radhakrishnan

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Poet K.Radhakrishnan lives in Bhopal city, India. Born on 4th November 1955. He is an underwriter by profession and worked as a senior level executive in NEWINDIA ASSURANCE, India's largest General Insurance Company till his retirement. He is engaged in consultant activities and insurance education. He has co-authored three insurance text books for NATIONAL COUNCIL OF EDUCATION, TRAINING AND RESEARCH(NCERT), INDIA. He has a passion for writing poetry which he pursued after retirement from his job. His first poetry book REFLECTION OF SOUL was published by LULU PRESS and is selling in Amazon and Barnes& Nobles http://www.lulu.com/shop/k-radhakrishnan/reflections-of-soul/paperback/product-23074342.html https://www.amazon.com/REFLECTIONS-SOUL-K-RADHAKRISHNAN/dp/1365769984 His second book ERUPTION OF BOTTLED UP EMOTINS is under publication.

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