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Thursday, December 13, 2012

The Forbidden Bridge

Running hasty river beneath,
a narrow bridge spanning above,
a  bridge not trodden
forbidden was her presence.

The river flows endless,
she spans proudly,
Only to be traversed by none,
but the whooshing  breeze.

Legend envelopes the great bridge,
and the green thicket across,
of lost souls,
and mysterious deaths,
history of the angry local deity,
the feared and revered myth,
rules every mind,
forbidding the forbidden!

N.B: The poem is written based on oral history about the bridge at Gasa Hot Spring and like in the poem, it is a forbidden bridge. The history has accounts of mysterious missing people and deaths too.

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