A daughter of a nymph

Left in a humble abode

To grow in a forest

Among the plants, trees, animals, & birds

She was the epitome of beauty and love

With a heart of gold

That pinned for the lover-

A king who couldn’t remember his pledge

Shall we blame the angry sage for his curse

Or shall we blame the duties of the kingdom

As he led a life away from hers

Immersed in keeping his subjects safe

While she gave birth to their son

Years passed as the young girl became a woman

A mother of a courageous child

When the lover stumbled back into her life

Fatigued after a war and repenting his grave mistake

The story has a happy ever after imbibed

With lessons of perseverance and grit

Displayed by the forest’s daughter, Shakuntala


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Written by Srivalli Rekha

An MBA graduate, Srivalli Rekha also has an MA in English Literature. She loves to write, blog, cook, take pictures, draw and craft silly things. Nature is her greatest inspiration.
Her works have been a part of Sweek Flash Fiction Book 1 & 3, SweekStars 2018 Book, Tales From the Cliff, Tales From the Toybox, 72 Hours of Insanity: Anthology of the Games Volume IV, VI, & VII by Writer’s Workout, Hawk’s Nest by ArtoonsInn Room9 Publications, The Way We Were by Poetry Planet Publishing House, Arise from the Dust Anthology by Let’s Make Stories, Indian Summer in Verses by Plethora Blogazine and Writersgram, Route 13: Highway To Hell and Blood Runs Cold by The Hive. Violets in Hand and The House of Justice, her self-published ebooks are available on Amazon.
Her works will be part of Hawk’s Flight and Rewind Poetry Collection by ArtoonsInn Room9 Publications, The Women That I Am Anthology by RRxMM.

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