War a hearts ravage-4
English Translation: P. Jayalakshmi & Bhargavi Rao
Telugu Original : “Yuddham oka Gunde Kotha” by Seela Subhadra Devi
Tamed nations as minions
made them guard your home,
slept securely as unopposed warlord.
Taught pets a few tricks,
twirled time round finger tip
desiring to spin world as top on it.
Wearing ego’s crown,
wished to play ringmaster.
assumed role of Saviour as well.
To become a despot
practised calumny, staged slander.
when practised against you
missing the target, boomeranged,
when despotic crown slipped–
got into dance of distress.
Every action has to have a reaction, isn’t it?
It is time, probe who initially
let the action underway.
at least once, look within,
know where invisible wounds hurt and whom.
Have to examine scannings;
whose household hearth had gone cold,
whose backyard plants
turned to weeds losing their patent to life,
which mother’s heart blasted
without aid of remote sensor.
It’s time to account for all sinister deals.
Not so easy as usurping another’s land,
thwart and possess parents’ dreams, isn’t it?
Baiting with bread crumbs
reducing world theatre to a circus arena,
thought of indulging in game show.
Dumb animals when assaulted
prove not so dumb
will attack vital organs.
Then to save self from rabies
have to prick needles about the navel.
All attempts to annihilate humanity
launched first in calm oceanic depths alone!
Droplets churned like butter
whisked and whipped, agitate marine life.
For under sea volcanoes
in tempestuous oceans,
hard to set down where it started–
blooming eruptions darkening life
cause convulsions cataclysmic.
In moments of unschooled and
uncontrolled catastrophic change,
a ferment of seething upheaval following
deep sea weapon testing-like hurricane,
reflects the deep’s disturbed unrest
destroying blue water life.
Then a rising tidal wave surging forward
as if to foam the fire
strikes the land and stumbles on cities.
For one who snuffs out life
In the dark depths of mother’s womb,
what are earth’s and ocean’s depths?
(To be continued-)
జన్మస్థలం విజయనగరం.రచయిత,కవి, చిత్ర కారుడు ఐనా శీలా వీర్రాజు గారి తో వివాహానంతరం హైదరాబాద్ లో నివాసం.1970 లో కథారచన తో సాహిత్య రంగంలో అడుగు పెట్టి తొమ్మిది కవితా సంపుటాలు, మూడు కథా సంపుటాలు,ఒక నవలిక వెలువరించారు. వంద మంది కవయిత్రుల కవితల సంకలనం ” ముద్ర” కు డా.పి.భార్గవీరావు తో కలిసి సహసంపాదకత్వం వహించారు.ప్రధానోపాధ్యాయినిగా పదవీవిరమణ చేసారు.