Poems by
Shiva Prasad M

Just Once

a poem by Shiva Prasad M

Before you begin to hate me
Come just once
Be silent
For your words will slaughter me
Let’s go together for the one last time
And show our garden of flowers
To the worms.
Let’s fight,
And wash away our little misunderstandings
With tears.

Before its late
Let’s cover the rainbow with darkness
Let’s hide the stars
Within a new sky.
Let’s put on new faces
And color the lips with words of love.
Make sure
No one hears this,
Let’s make the world look alike again

For the last time
Let’s go to the sea
Let one new wave wash away our footprints
And hope it never comes back to the shore

We will live like strangers
In a new strange world.