Poetic-Verses


I do not doubt that there is a reason 
Why the sun did not come up this morning 

Perhaps the universe is just tired 
From its infinite clock work of super human efficiency 

But it caught us all unaware. I woke at 9 AM 
Annoyed that I had woke before the sun came up 

And stumbled in the darkness till I switched on a light 
And stared at the clock which had surely stopped at 9 PM the night before 

And the newscaster was as bewildered as I, reporting that the sun 
Had stopped somewhere over Asia and that the oceans were sloshing 

Back and forth as though the earth had stopped turning causing 
Great damage to coastal cities and ports all around the world 

I do not doubt that there is a reason 
Why the sun did not come up this morning 

But it caught us all unprepared 
My neighbors are all on the street with flashlights 

Talking to each other in hushed tones shining their flashlights 
On flowers and trees who are wondering why the dawn 

Didn’t come to evaporate the dew and feed their petals 
With nourishing warmth after the cool of the night 

And in gardens of Kashmir the sparrows and finches 
Are bewildered that night did not come to send them to roost 

Perhaps it is because all the monks are gone from the monasteries 
In Tibet who each day recited the Holy Word that sustains the universe 

Or perhaps it is because all the Nuns are silent in empty convents of Europe 
Who each morning had thanked the Mother of the World for her Blessings 

Or perhaps it because the last shaman in Mexico died unable to find 
An apprentice worthy of the ancient wisdom he carried in his breath 

I do not doubt that there was a reason 
Why the sun did not come up this morning 

I sit in the darkness and take a deep breath wondering how many I have left 
And recall the ancient myth of the breath of God moving on the face of the waters 







 
 
 




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