The dog in the rains by Sunil Sharma

The dog in the rains
by Sunil Sharma
Whipped by
Hard rains
A street dog
Searches for
Comfortable
Shelter
From
Driving rains
There is none
Available,
On the flooded street—
No welcoming
Trees
Or,
An empty yard
Friendly to a wandering dog
Or,
A loving hand.
Shivering,
Wet
The shriveled up
dog
Stands under an awning
Of a closed pet shop,
Where—
Few homeless men and kids,
Kick the God’s creature
And man’s best friend out,
Beating the dumb one
With a stick,
Enjoying the painful yelps
Of the whining
Helpless dog,
Drunk completely
As they are
By
Their superiority
And blinding power
Of being human
In a world
Gone to
The dogs.
Author-bio:
Mumbai-based, Sunil Sharma, a college principal, is also widely-published Indian critic, poet, literary interviewer, editor, translator, essayist and fiction writerHe has already published three collections of poetry, one collection of short fiction, one novel and co-edited six books so far. His six short stories and the novel Minotaur were recently prescribed for the undergraduate classes under the Post-colonial Studies, Clayton University, Georgia, USA. He is a recipient of the UK-based Destiny Poets’ inaugural Poet of the Year award—2012. Recently his poems were published in the UN project: Happiness: The Delight-Tree.
He edits online journal Episteme:
Sunil Sharma

Principal, Bharat College, Mumbai Metropolitan Region, India

Writer | Critic | Editor | Freelance Journalist | Reviewer | Literary Interviewer
Twitter: @drsunilsharma
Skype: sunils2015
 
    
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This poem evokes very specific images of the, wet and abused dog (I hope he/she finds a happy ending somewhere). A wonderful, thoughtful poem from Indian poet Sunil Sharma.   Thank you for your contribution to Poetry Pasta 🙂

 

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