Mountain Stones -- a Poem

Mountain Stones

By Mahbubul Karim (Sohel)

September 7, 2005

These mountain stones shall stay

After I am long gone, away

And gone are you

Our beloved friends, ocean crew

And cantankerous children

Walk away with favorite playpen

These silvery water falls shall flow

After gone are charismatic entertainers

The magicians will disappear too

But the cold water will fall

As it has been for millions of years

Unless an ice age befalls

And wraps the world with shivery embrace

Look at these trees, green, tall and proud

In the valley, limestone extraction plant

Fuming white smokes to slanted sun

While gray white cloud

Hovers only a few feet above

On top of this mountain

We built spiraling roads

Steep sides glimpsing oblivion

Down the way, way down

Couldn’t see even a bear or cougar

From this height, from this fright

I can see glowing sky

But not the moon, not the moonlight!