(National Poetry Month) The Ramayana By: James Cable

Rama wanted this fight to end soon

For it had continued many a sun and moon

He thought how he would bring this fight to an end

Bramasthra would be the weapon to send

Ravana strengthened some parts, head and arm

He knew it would prevent all harm

The mistake he had made played its part

For Ravana had forgotten to strengthen his heart

With his crucial mistake, Bramasthra struck

This was truly a day without luck

Now Ravana’s heart neglected to pound

And the demon then fell to the ground

Rama sighed at what the demon could achieve

If only the evil had ceased to be

This was still a day of success

And the universe was saved, no more or less.

By: James Cable


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