Researcher. Author. Novelist. Poet. Storyteller. Poetry collection, ‘Unspoken Words’, out now. Visit www.sritejareddy.com to know more about me and my books.

You put up thorns like a rose plant
To keep people away — far, outside
So that they don’t hurt you
Don’t pluck you up and discard.

You put up thorns like a shield
Against the fragrance — the love
Your heart protrudes.

You put…

A poem constructed with four Monokus

Photo by Elyas Pasban on Unsplash

A princess she was since she stepped foot in this world

Joyous she was at this world joy she brought to it with her smile

Little did she knew I was yearning for that same smile that same love

Joyous she was having found me joy she brought into my life

© Sriteja R Wudaru. Inspired from the Poetry in Form’s own 2020 prompt.

Sriteja Reddy Wudaru

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