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VOICE OF THE CLOUDS

I used to live at the bottom of the sea

In the shadows , in the breeze

Down the canals , all alone

In the seashells on the shore

One day the naughty sun rays

Come to me to luringly say

“Come with us to touch the stars

Soar across the planet Mars”

Hypnotized by their luring speech

I followed them to the Hawaiian beach

Statue of Liberty , Greece and Rome ,

Never once thinking about my forgotten home

Gaining power and confidence galore

But carefully storing it for when I’m alone

Power from Confidence , Confidence from Power

Everything else from just looking at towers

As we reached the mountain top ,

My betraying companions made a sudden stop

“Go show us your power you’ve recently earned ,

Go fight against the mountains and show what you’ve learned”

We fought. He was proud , a stone for a heart

I was soft , like cotton , a generous heart

He roared , I Shrunk , He pounced I leapt

Quietly leaving without a fight too big

I was blue , so should have been the world below

I cried , the world grinning below

I had had enough! I could take no more

That’s when I made them regret their actions

I roared I roared and made every thing fly,

I cried and cried and flared my eyes,

I showed the my power , my strength , my confidence,

I showed them my everything to prove who I am

At last after everything I slowly settled down

My tears dissolving me in within them

Falling down to the rock hard earth

My everything was lost , but my eyes still gems,

I had washed everything on the world below,

My tears in seas , canals and shadows,

Hidden in in seashells on the beautiful shore,

I was once again home, all alone.

By Fareeha Salman 6 novenber2019

I actually wrote this poem by myself! I admit not all credit goes to me-I sort of inspired by the Urdu poem “Badal ka Geat” which means song of the cloud. BUT STILL! Finding of all the rhyming words and finding the right phrases takes effort!

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