The Sphinx’s Lament…

Since time immemorial, my abode was

teeming with people from across the world.

Intrigued by the myths that shroud me,

photographers, writers and tourists

thronged to experience my mystic aura.

The gales filled me with the echoes of

 chatter and clicks of the shutterbugs.

Always, the center of attraction,

there was  never a dull moment in my life.

Life across the globe changed drastically,

 the gloom of the pandemic, cast an ominous shadow.

Today, the gales sing a melancholic tune

bringing in silent grains of sand.

I am deserted, in this vast desert,

lonely and desolate, scanning the roads,

trying to hear voices, in the eerie stillness of time.

Sadje’s : WDYS #80

V. J’s weekly challenge : Roads

63 thoughts on “The Sphinx’s Lament…”

  1. Ah so beautiful and interesting to imagine how the normally crowded wonders of the world seem/look/feel like with the world at a stand still … perhaps relief sometimes and sometimes gloom …what beauty would bloom out of this very strange time. As we wait for the suffering to alleviate from our human kind.

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  2. Radhika, your writing is totally splendid! It’s so beautiful and I can’t imagine how you get all those perfect words, and vocabularies! Keep on writing! ❤️😂😅✨😃

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  3. ‘I am deserted, in this vast desert,
    lonely and desolate, scanning the roads,
    trying to hear voices, in the eerie stillness of time.’
    So much resonates with the human.
    Beautiful weaving.

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