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Buried in the depth of mother earth
    the labor working hard on the innards
      the steel and iron cracking the intestines
        suddenly is viewed a dull and recognisable shine,
          they stop.

            It's a Topaz!

Labor fructified and happy as lark
  topaz is rushed to the dealer shark
    fined and refined and polished and shined
      it is ready for market.
              It's a Topaz!

That enamoured and love lorn lover
  over the yonder on the showroom foyer
    is eyeing that beautiful piece on the deck
      checking his bank balance for a good cheque,

              It's all for that Topaz!

Warm hill side, cool wind blowing,flowers swinging
    the lover is standing with that dainty lady
      who had stolen his heart and in his mind written her art
        holding that dainty hand and the ring finger,

            It's the very same Topaz!

Embittered that he had strayed the lady was frayed
    after a period of warm and cuddly love that flourished
      in anger at betrayal she shook and shrugged her finger with strength
        and the finger undressed vigorously throwing the content far and flung,

            It was the very same Topaz!

the thrown stone went in stones and got buried deep
in a centuries long seep it had reached its family in a slow creep
covered yet again in grime and slime it heaved a sigh
it lay at depth waiting for the diggers call ,

            It's a Topaz !

Copyright © Shishir Gupta

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