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MIMOSA - LIKE         

-         Manas Bakshi (India)


Sensitive like a mimosa

Afraid of a vulgar touch

It grows immaculate

Somewhere inside human heart --



Redeemed everyday

With incipient sunlight

Refurbished afresh 

With rare drizzle in sunlight

It signifies love of life;



Other trees  're wailing

And waiting for a stormy night

To revive aroma of life 

In the smell of soil after rain ....



At the other end

Feel - the - thrill ends in 

Mimosa's drooping insensate

At the touch 

Of hands unwanted.