Dark Sky Lightning

a poem by Ramachandran Nair R

Dark clouds darkened the sky,
Awaiting sunset over Arabian Sea,
Roared and busted the clouds,
Killing the day’s heat by torrential rain.

Sky without moon and stars looked sad,
Killer thunders and lightning cheered it up,
Young children got scared to remain at home.

Living inside home children watched the rain,
Increasing the desire to get out getting wet,
Going down the streets playing in rain water,
Having the fun of playing on lightning light,
Threatened by thunders to remain at home,
Night meals getting ready for mother to serve,
In plantain leaves spread on the ground;
Nourishing meals nourishing hungry children,
Giving great joy to children and mother alike.