This Veil of Smog

Doomsday! Doomsday!! Doomsday!!!
This is what every blob of cloud seemed to say.
Mankind was on its way.
Advancing slowly, but certainly towards doom’s way!

Not a single tree now survived.
In a land that was once lush green.
As mankind aimed to propel itself towards the sky.
A jungle of concrete, on land grew up to thrive. 

Pollution poisoned the air making it toxic.
No longer did it retain its freshness.
Smoke from the factories and vehicles
Hung heavy everywhere, static.

Spewing at a rate, beyond any speculation.
Tall columns of smoke presided, hardly any respite.
They burned the eyes and clogged the lungs
The days grew dark, the thick smog shut out the sun. 

Uncontrollable now, doom seemed the only prediction.
Humanity’s death knell seemed to have been rung.
Slowly but steadily advancing each day.
Mankind kept pushing itself towards its own extinction.

Poetry Copyright @ Goutam Dutta

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A Smoker

Tear stained red eyes

White smoke cloud with every puff..

A soul in distress.

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Lessons From History

Stale newspapers lie

Its wisdom long forgotten….

Mistakes repeated.

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Gulmohar

Gulmohar flowers…

City feasts on vibrant hues

Brief relief from grime.

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One Morning

At the horizon
Clouds form dark blotch early morn...
Coolness of the breeze.

Coolness of the breeze
Caresses her closed closed eyelids..
Respite from the heat.

Respite from the heat
Invites an amorous dream..
A clap of thunder.

A clap of thunder
Rude awakening,invites mourn...
End of a sweet dream. 

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Enraged

Swiftly flowing mass

Lunge out from the tree’s branches…

Enraged bees attack.

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https://ronovanwrites.com/2021/04/12/ronovan-writes-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-353-branch-and-swift/

Twilight in City

Glowing neon signs

Defy twilight’s fading light..

Chirp outside the pub.

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https://ronovanwrites.com/2021/03/22/ronovan-writes-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-350-chirp-and-twilight/

Money Buys

Currency notes crisp…

Flavoury notes, soft on tongue

Delightful Cuppa.

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