The Mucky Floors

Updated on August 2, 2020

Hallowed ground to step on
Macabre fates to tumble across
Breathless parakeets and dusty streets
A dark shadow emerges to fulfill needs.

Cobwebs and grease cover the shore
of a tortured sea and its living souls
The level is filled with glorious weeds
of death and doom throughout the streets.

Rusty ends of a silent roof
Tilted face and a cradled vice
Catastrophic business of crime
Karma sleeps on a blackened light.

Hateful verses of religious fiends
Verbal abuse and physical stings
Fanatics in power and excuses screened
Neither is wrong nor right in their deeds.


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    • Cattaleya profile imageAUTHOR

      Tiyasha Maitra 

      2 weeks ago from Gurgaon

      The terrible times seem to be the perfect space for opportunists in addition to the already painstricken conditions. That makes it worse.

    • Brenda Arledge profile image


      2 weeks ago from Washington Court House

      That seems to be the case. No one believes what they do is wrong.

      These times we live in have taken a toll on many.

      Excuses will not make things right.

    • Cattaleya profile imageAUTHOR

      Tiyasha Maitra 

      6 weeks ago from Gurgaon

      Thanks Jeshurunji and Mr Bhatt. These positive comments encourage me a lot. Thank You

    • Advitej Jeshurun profile image


      6 weeks ago from Nellore AP India

      Nice work Dear Sister....

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      Umesh Chandra Bhatt 

      6 weeks ago from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India

      Well expressed. Great poetry. Nice reading. Keep it up and stay blessed.

    • Cattaleya profile imageAUTHOR

      Tiyasha Maitra 

      6 weeks ago from Gurgaon

      Thank you so much Ivana

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      Ivana Divac 

      6 weeks ago from Serbia

      Sublime as always.

    • Cattaleya profile imageAUTHOR

      Tiyasha Maitra 

      7 weeks ago from Gurgaon

      Thanks Liz. I am glad I could convey the seriousness of the message.

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      Liz Westwood 

      7 weeks ago from UK

      This paints a gloomy picture of the world. Each line is rich in meaning.

    • Cattaleya profile imageAUTHOR

      Tiyasha Maitra 

      7 weeks ago from Gurgaon

      Thanks John.

      You are right. People should concentrate their efforts on being there for each other as a community. Instead all we hear are complaints and blame games. On top of that politicians are using this horrible turn of events this year to blame oppposing parties.

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      John Hansen 

      7 weeks ago from Queensland Australia

      What a powerful statement your poem makes, Tiyasha. These are troubling times and it seems everyone is playing the blame game instead of finding the solution. Love our use of words.

    • Cattaleya profile imageAUTHOR

      Tiyasha Maitra 

      7 weeks ago from Gurgaon

      Thank you everyone for the lovely comments.

      Lora, you have captured the essence perfectly in your analysis.

      Our world is in grave danger, more than the virus it's in trouble because of the greed and lakh of compassion.

      Hope everybody is safe and healthy.

    • Advitej Jeshurun profile image


      7 weeks ago from Nellore AP India

      Good Composition....

    • Lora Hollings profile image

      Lora Hollings 

      7 weeks ago

      What a poignant poem you have written, Tiyasha, about our present reality. Our world maybe on the verge of collapse if we don't make big changes now! If we refuse to face the mess that we have created and take responsibility for electing leaders who couldn't care less about the people, and who are obsessed with insatiable greed and power, then our future becomes a bleak one. Instead of truth and enlightenment, corruption and devastation will prevail.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      7 weeks ago

      It's good to see you Tiyasha and your poem is a powerful reminder of terrible times. Take care.

    • Ankita B profile image

      Ankita B 

      7 weeks ago

      Beautifully written.


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