Love was abducted,

stashed away in some secret cache,

 doomed to die.

Music was lost to cacophony

while rheumy lands misted up with misery.

The days became sunless.




sunshine people emerged from every dark corner

walking the streets.

Anyone might have taken them

for a flamboyance of flamingos.

Through their crystal skin I saw

love flowing in thick red.



All is not lost.



Posted for my Midweek Motif ~ Absence @ Poets United


24 thoughts on “Solidarity

  1. Thank you, thank you, thank you. What can I say? You are the best poet in the whole wide world. This speaks to me and moves me to tears. Sharing.

  2. This is so beautiful and perfect, I dont think it could be said any better. Your sunshine people remind me of those who dressed in white, as angels, to walk the streets of New York after 9/11. Perfection, Sumana!

  3. Oh lovely! We all have to let such ‘sunshine people’ visit us again and again to bring unity and solidarity everywhere- —this is the basis of changing society at the most fundamental level.
    Thanks Sumana. 🙂

  4. Love the sentiments and also the imagery – above all your wonderful collective noun: a flamboyance of flamingos.

  5. I see we had our minds in the same place this week. Yours is the 2nd poem about this but I just started reading everyone’s takes I bet there’s more. I like your optimism we need it!

Thank You :)

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