In a light drizzle some drops of rain clung to the petals soft and pink,
while others went into free fall and splashed about in the mud to sink.
Those on the rose delighted with pride called out aloud to friends below,
while you folks sink in the muddy stink we’ll steep in heady fragrant glow.
Them in the mud shook their heads and smiled without a touch of scorn,
We’ll nurture this plant and help it grow to fulfil the purpose we were born!
– Narendra Nayak © 2018