A Stormy Night (Poem)

A Stormy night

The chariots of clouds are dark and dull

The city has pulled itself in a lull


The winds are taking a ferocious walk

There’s not a single soul to talk


First few raindrops struck like arrows

In hiding went the rabbits and sparrows


The scary thunder of an army of clouds

Children were anxious with fear and shouts


The swords of light made the night so bright

The power went out without giving a fight


In an hour there were streams of blood

No cars could move around in the flood


This attack from the sky was a huge surprise

Safety prayers for those with close ties

This battle should end by the crack of dawn

I’ve gotta feeling, I’ll need to redo my lawn…

– Adi Singla (19 Apr ’14)


Heal the World…

Heal the World

When I close my eyes…

I see a child in hunger and bare

And all I had was his picture to share

Wonder How humanity cries


When I close my eyes…

I see a blood-torn battleground

And all I did was buy beer next round

Wonder Why the brethren dries


When I close my eyes…

I see broken bones of a dame such beauty

And all I did was played Call of Duty

Wonder Where such monsters reside


When I close my eyes…

I see a mountain of piling plastic

And the concern is if my shoes are fantastic

Wonder When the Earth will rise


When I close my eyes…

I see bigotry and slur built of thorn

And all I check is which color he’s born

Wonder What is human despise


When I open my eyes…

With the heart so hollow, I’ll go on a hunt

To search my soul; To find what’s burnt

And Heal the World before it dies


So our children can see how birds fly…

– Adi Singla (18-April ’14)