Ignoring all dynamicity, this large metropolitan comes to a dire standstill
Cornucopia of its flora & fauna languishes despite the inundation of rain,
Thriving economy collapses as the business hub has not a bit sap to instill
Vendors divest them of goods; productivity of the entire city goes in vain.
Excruciating vacuity & anesthesia overwhelm the city’s whole spectrum
Virgins’ exquisite floral adornments fall short to distract the young men,
Diurnal motion of the sun perishes because there is stagnancy humdrum
Noble cosmopolitans are deterred from panning out a welfare campaign.
Dwellers are no more imbued with patriotism, verve & vital civic sense
Closed Market; no export-import; no sports: only embedded distraction
Inert Media; tarnished morality; Scaramouch plummets in dismay, tense
Lethargic Admin; insecure Citadel; contused Medicare; spoiled Education
I’m the most impecunious & experiencing dissuasion from everything
Thine sole return in this metropolis can fetch up normalcy- but nothing.
by: Ahemed Shamim Ansary.
*The poem AWAIT was published in THE MUSE, the little magazine of the Department of English, Daffodil International University in its Fourth issue (September-October 2008).