The Lure of the Extraordinary Peacock by Prachi Kothari, age 11, Mumbai, India A blue glow That makes everyone say “Ooo” The peacock’s feathers when spread look like they give to the ground, blue light Which brings to the watchers, a charming smile When the wet rain with the ground together clap This scene is extraordinary, incredible, fab The peacock starts dancing exceptionally arresting We feel around us an ecstasy fencing Golden green rays emit from their feathers That we can’t stop to gather For perceiving this wondrous sight It would be marvelous if it could take a sky-high flight When looking at it, our eyes pounce out and magically stop The peacock is so magnificent from bottom to top. If it comes dancing on the road Everything from cars to people would be on hold It spreads out its wings with valor In us, we need to imbibe that gleaming color. We should not just sit and perch on the tree Do something outstanding that makes everyone feel glee Animals should be given importance and cared Do not let them become extinct and rare. Increase the number of animals and birds Build national parks and sanctuaries where they can freely and happily run Store the beautiful sights of the peacock in your mind and heart So that these pleasant sights keep coming repeatedly and ever last. Prachi Kothari is a 11-yr-old author and has published several books in her series, "The Lightning Bulbs of My Heart". She lives in Mumbai, India, and she is a blogger. You can visit her site: exemplaryprachi.blogspot.com. She is one of the youngest podcasters and runs her show, 'Extraordinary World On Earth' where she spreads excellent awareness of the environment. She is a YouTuber at 'Prachi Kothari' where she recites many of her poems. She enjoys writing and hopes to create a better world for all.