A Harvest of Chance

A lush green paddy patch to the bystander’s eyes,
knowing not behind the vista what hardship lies.

With blood and toil nurtured, starting with the plough,
sowing, growing, nourishing, lifting water until now.

With tender loving care, fighting spot, rot and blight,
and once the grains appear standing guard day and night.

From afar the family watches dreaming of golden gains,
will it be enough this year to unshackle the iron chains?

– Narendra Nayak © 2019

21 thoughts on “A Harvest of Chance

  1. Really deep as I have commented in previous comment about your writing. Actually I have not been feeling very inspired to write poetry lately, but wanting to write again. After reading a couple of your posts, I have just come up with tomorrow’s post. I shall dedicate it to you. Thanks for inspiring!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words of appreciation! It is indeed an honour for me that my words could inspire you to compose your poetry. I am truly humbled and I look forward to reading your thoughts more often.


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