Wild Orchid


Nervous
Not a shy violet
shrinking from your touch
Not a nervous rosebud
hoping to bloom
I’m more a wild orchid
exotic
lustrous
bold

I’ve survived
every blow
adapted to each
twist of fate
flourished despite
all odds

Your strength
won’t crush me
so don’t wrap me
in cotton wool
I can match
every thrust
of your passion

Tender melodies
don’t stir my pulse
Awaken me
with the
throbbing beat
of drums
arouse me
with clashing cymbals
Strum my nerves
like the twang
of an electric guitar

Let’s make
the earth quake
with our music

© 2017 Uma Venkatraman ~ All Rights Reserved

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