An epitome of chastity and calm
Her serene waters belie an inner fortitude.
She cleanses our aberrations and sins
And flows relentlessly in solitude.
She’s the endless saga of sacrifice
Secrets galore, in her bosom dwell.
The river is an effacious, mystical entity
Her gushing waters have stories to tell.
A silent spectator of changing times
Who witnesses the seasons come alive.
At times, she displays her stoic prowess
A river is the entity that nourishes our life.
She’s an eternal part of our mystical being
To care for her is now our responsibility.
Each drop of hers is immensely precious
Her holy waters are blessings of the Almighty.
She expects nothing in return from us
A river shows us how to selflessly live.
Calmly and placidly, she carves her own path
And the only thing she knows is to give!
// This poem has been penned by Priya Washikar who was among the Top 10 Finalists in the first poetry slam event (A Rhythmic Affair) conducted by Beyond the Box for adults. //