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What Was Once Home

Ashutosh has no clue about poetic expressions. He just tries to be expressive with the thoughts in his head.


Ten years down
It's a ghost town
of memories
Cacophony otherwise
just hustle and bustle
Lot many people
lot less familiar
Natives migrated
outsiders moved in
Searching safe pastures
or may be it was peace
That neither found

The soft green mats
have all been replaced
Coarse grey rugs
now occupy that space
Summer breeze in
August rain
Fields have disappeared
so have the grains
And buildings like bushes
they spring up everywhere

What next who cares
Times changed
life moved on
Out there now
they're building Rome
Rest in peace memories of
What was once home

© 2020 Ashutosh Joshi

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