NAUSHENA - DON'T ABANDON YET
Naushena is primarily a poet but she also writes personal essays occasionally. Her work depicts sensitivity and awareness towards her surrounding. She has been published in Five Poetry, Scarlet Leaf Review, Mothers Always Write, Mamalode, Boston Literary Magazine, EXPOUND and is forthcoming in few others.
Don’t Abandon Yet
Stop! Don’t abandon yet
You may be trapped by despair
But can you stay and bet?
And I dare you to bear.
You are surrounded with darkness
That, like a wicked witch,
Allures you with all her cleverness
To fall in the deep ditch
Hush these thoughts of death!
Life is not so easily spent
You’ll soon take a fresh breath
Hang on, don’t abandon yet.
Sun may not be shining
Sky may not be full of stars
Flowers may have stopped blooming
Time hath given you many scars.
Let this cold wind blow
Making you weak and pale
Carry on, don’t walk at pace slow
For it’s not far- the green vale.
Soon very soon a day would come
Sun will peep through the clouds,
Bees will work in their sticky gum
Flowers will bloom on the grounds.
Morning comes after the night
There’s no rainbow without rain
This battle you ought to fight
Life’s a name of loss and gain.
So stand upon your feet and stay
Your problems no one will share
Endure whatever comes your way
Then it’ll be roses, roses everywhere.