Brown and Thirsty.

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Clad in her brown saree,

and crown of earthen crock,

she trails the path of rock,

now brown and parched.


Propped on her bony hips,

the brown hair tot quivers,

when he sees sear river,

and her damp eyes.


Back in her brown hut with,

bare shelf and tumble down walls,

her wee kids cries and brawls,

for speck of rice.


Handful of rice for four void mouths,

mouths devoid of laughter,

bellies taut with water,

brown and murky.


They slept on the brown bunk,

with warped quilt and bugs,

their eyes heavy with drugs,

of setting sun.


 #Tanka Tuesday

Colleen M. Chesebro’s ‘Tanka Tuesday’ prompt: Click on the link to see the prompt.

I wrote this poem for the aforementioned prompt which was to write a syllabic poem using a particular color as the theme of our poem.

I have used the syllabic form called Abhanga from #Tanka Tuesday Cheat sheet.

I have used the color Brown which means Poverty and Earth in literature.

Hope you will find my poem meaningful.

Thank You!

~Mayuri Srivastava~

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