Life's Creator

By Dr Shalini Yadav

PROMPT — Who am I today?

Everyone hear her words

Speaking all the time

But I could listen her

Inside silence' poems..

Folks count her hours

Sleeping day and night

But I could observe her

Awakened eyes' dreams..

People notice her steps

Moving ahead with life

But I could feel her

Inside halted streams..

Worshippers relish her beauty

Blooming like a flower

But I could see her

Withered petals and leaves..

We started together and ended too

Trying to search her words' echo

In the lights' gloomy silence,

Passing through life's river

With those halted jiffies,

Counting the marks of her footsteps

On every path's turn,

Exerting to collect her withered petals

On the earth's surface...

Tired, scared, broken and silent

Keeping her inside weight

On my shoulders,

Revising the definition as a woman

Trying to assure me

That with glow and colours

Of all trees and flowers,

She will write a new chapter

Creating life again..

 

Dr Shalini Yadav holds a PhD in Post-colonial Literature and M. Phil in ELT from University of Rajasthan. She has been teaching for the past 15 years. Dr Yadav has participated and presented papers in many conferences and has edited and authored nine books. She has written and also reviewed a big number of scholarly research articles for various International refereed journals and edited volumes, and is a reviewer of various qualitative International journals from different countries. Dr Yadav's short stories and poems have been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and anthologies. She is also a member of various virtual poetry societies and iSPELL India. Dr Yadav writes from Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.