On the Banks of the Mithi River

On the Banks of the Mithi River

A Poem by James
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Just a poem.

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I left my love
on the banks of the Mithi River
after the monsoon season had passed
and the waters retreated
leaving the mounds of 
refuse
human waste
from a city 
lauded for beauty and grace
architectural wonders
eclipsed by a face
hidden behind silken hair
and curves robed in fine cotton--
In the deep reflective brown
of her eyes, I saw my portrait
fade into the stagnate pools
of sludge and slime.

© 2017 James



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Whoa! Powerfully imagery! Your author's note isn't even needed, you've included so many vivid details that make this scene easy to fathom. Even tho this is about one specific pile of crap, I'm also harkened to the Pacific plastic blight swirling out there & killing seaborn wildlife. Very imaginative message that is universal.

Posted 6 Months Ago


The picture your words paint are words we hear so often, yet out of sight out of mind is how it is dealt with. Too many people see waste as someone elses problem, but we all make the mess, so shouldnt we all be heard? As we know though, it is one rule for the haves and another for the have nots.
Powerful write my friend. Compulsory reading.

Posted 6 Months Ago



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Added on August 5, 2017
Last Updated on August 7, 2017
Tags: India, Pollution, River, Waste

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James

The Beach, NC



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