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Book Writing Contest

By Vatsala Radhakeesoon


 
 Book Writing Contest
 
 During the time when the dinosaurs roamed freely,
 Smiling Sun had a sunflower mic (microphone).
 On one tropical summer morning, 
 it announced a book writing contest
 open to all visitors and residents
 of Above-Ground.
 
 Flying Dragon sent his Book of Fierce Fire,
 Red Birds submitted their Anthology of Wavering Winds,
 Water Bearer (Aquarius) flew his Book of Lofty Lyrics
 attached to an airy string;
 However, when Sky submitted his book, 
 it slipped like sand amidst Sun’s fingers.
 
 Smiling Sun requested Sky to re-submit his work,
 Days went by but nothing was heard from him.
 
 As a matter of principle, where Fairness ruled
 each participant received an award
 and when Sun glanced at Sky and frowned,
 above the clouds, shone Sky’s Book of Ha-Ha – 
 a humorous musical book that sang,
 “Catch the blue, catch the blue.
 Sun, I wrap you within me.
 Here’s a golden flower for you.
 Please wear it as a ring,
 It will strengthen your grin.”
 
 Smiling Sun beamed and hugged Sky,
 It promised him never to doubt his deeds,
 And together for eternity they would live. 

Vatsala Radhakeesoon is an author/poet and artist from Mauritius. She has had numerous poetry books published and she is currently working on her flash fiction/short stories book. She considers poetry as her first love and visual art as a healer in all circumstances. Vatsala Radhakeesoon currently lives at Rose-Hill, Mauritius and is a freelance literary translator and an interview editor of Asian Signature journal.

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