Can life be so bad

By Keerthana Venkatesh

Contributing Author for Spark Igniting Minds


For years the sepals enveloped,

The fragile red victim in darkness,

Years through dew fell and dried,

The sepals’ heart felt damp for hours and days!


The sun then shone a bit too bright,

The sepals split and dried,

The victim, exposed to a greater fight,

Remained closed with awe, blind!


Knowledge dawned, realization seeped,

The stigma grew, anthers emerged within,

Warmth enveloped, petals coloured,

A blush at the sun, the petals smiled open!


(Featured Image by Couleur from Pixabay)

Water Lilies Lily Pads Pond - Free photo on Pixabay


About the Author

Keerthana Venkatesh is a passionate writer with a penchant for positivism via thoughts, actions and alternative therapies.

She has worked on the editorial of some of India’s biggest media houses and as content management and marketing head in various corporates.

An avid traveler and a doting mother, she finds inspiration and the energy of positivism through places, people and her daughter which she showcases in her blog titled "This Short Story"!

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