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The Hamster Wheel

by Shraddha Satyapal
(Melbourne, Australia)

The leaves rustle...
Gentle breeze tickle my face,
Flowers paint a mystical scene,
The birds chime now and then
Nature weaves music in colours!

Life beckons you into the wild,
Away from the brick and mortar;
Into the green and lavender hues,
Away from the Hamster wheel.

In the ways of the wild
Where they live each day as new,
Where the unpredictable is the way of life,
Where I will really live a life anew.

No roof over my head; no food on the table,
A fruit from here and a big tree for shade,
I can feel the dewdrops from the tender leaves on my eye.
I lie below the big green sky
On blue moss and slippery stones
And watch a little brook gurgle by.

Suddenly the clock chimes,
I wake up to the chirping birds.. on my mobile!!
I wish I could dream of the wild some more…
Here in this world I do need a roof and some food on the table
Back on the Hamster wheel, I go.


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Feb 15, 2023
by: Aparna

So beautifully written ❤️

Jan 16, 2021
by: Sonali

Nice poem Shrads

Jan 15, 2018
Proud of you girl
by: Subarna

Awesome Shraddha

Jan 14, 2018
Lovely poem
by: Your Name:Swarnima

Nice poem, awesome imagination

Jan 10, 2018
Hamster wheel
by: Uma

Fantastic poem,Shraddha,it takes u into a imaginary world.

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