Is the World Burning?

It’s the stars’ fault

I say

Weren’t they supposed to know everything?

And the sky

The blood red sky

Shouldn’t it have stooped?

And the mountains

Snow clad

They should have thawed and cried a river!

The winds

Why didn’t they whistle?

For what you did to me,

The world should have stopped

For a moment

And taken notice.

For what you did to me,

The world should have paused

And refrained itself

from turning.

For what you did on that night

Would take centuries

To make right.

But it didn’t.

The world spun on.

I wonder if that’s why


Your world is burning.


33 thoughts on “Is the World Burning?

  1. Thank you, Varnika, for checking out my page. One of the many good things about blogging poetry is that you meet other poets whose work is extraordinary – yours, I mean. This poem is beautiful, takes you in and speaks awareness. Thank you, again.

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  2. Now, now… no bad thoughts for you young lady today..cause it’s your big day today and I finally got it right ..hehe
    Happy birthday sweet friend!.. Hope you have had fun with your friends and family!! Have a great year ahead Varnika.

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  3. Wow. Every line is powerful and beautifully written! What goes around, comes around in this world that seems to never stop. Loved reading this early in the morning, Vika! β™₯️

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  4. πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ this work has so many layers, just like the uncountable layers of a flame.. it has the depth of the ocean.. you have tamed the nature with your imagination and have ended it with a lesson!!πŸ‘β€οΈβ€οΈ Wonderful yaar!! 😍 Loved it!

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