At first glance, it seemed easy, I, the traveler on a weary road to perhaps fame, I tamed my mind to think in ways one would want to impress, But like a toddler taking baby steps, I fall, struggling to get back on my feet.

The route I took seemed all too ready to steady that feet, Through stumbling tears, I made my smiles just as effortless, I cried first, then I laughed, Isn’t laughter sometimes created from tears?

The road was long, the road was windy, The road took me to eternity, I wondered at some point if I would reach eternity, yes, eternity, But stop I did not, I traveled through time, I traveled through eternity.

There were days when I thought “not a second to waste,” Until one day I realized that it took time to reach eternity, It was the long road I had chosen, Through much travail, none of which man can know or hear of.

I trudged with time on the long road to eternity once, Right now, I face, I stare ahead, I have not seen the end, No, there is no end, I have only been on the trail to the “beginning.”

The End.

This poem was published on the Poetry Festival website on 25/02/2020https://festivalforpoetry.com/2020/02/24/read-poem-the-long-road-by-shobana-gomes


The Way to Beautiful

The other day, I had a visitor who read this entry I posted in https://alittletimewithshobana.blogspot.com, so I thought I would re-post it here. Hope you enjoy! (From my book “Walking Through Beauty, Timeless Footsteps”)

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The Way to Beautiful

Image result for free image of a beautiful woman

What attracts a man to a woman?

Her gentleness,
Her soft tenderness,
Her gracefulness,
Her appealing daintiness.

A charmer on a quest, his eyes seeked a beauty,
Who woke his senses, like the touch of gentle rain.

His heartbeat was irrational, much like the flickers of twinkling stars,
When she smiled, it reminded him of the first sign of dawn,
Flawless, Awakening, Mesmerizing.
His eyes sought her thoughts.

The way to beautiful,
Is not an easy route,
It plays music with your heart, and attires your mood,
To look as beautiful as the morning dew,
Is to have magic in your soul.

The way to beautiful,
Begins with a heart as pure as gold,
With eyes that color the world,
With a smile that lifts weariness,
And, a touch as light as the feathers of a bird,
So light, it makes you float, and not feel the ground,
Much like leaving imprints everlasting on sands of time.

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Some positive thoughts my way!

Nothing like being given the confidence boost:)

A feedback from an English Author on The Healing Riverbeds:
And the good news is, she has proposed that we work on a joint collaboration on promoting the book.

By Loretta Milan, Founder of Lightbox Originals and Author,
United Kingdom. “Well done on entering Hidden in the Crevices of Time into a competition. I’ve just finished reading ‘The Healing Riverbeds’ which I found really thought provoking. You asked some deep questions which I stopped to ponder. I loved the way you blended your thoughts with a story and would definitely read more like this!”

Inspired by the pandemic, I wrote this book of healing and hope.
Am delighted that Loretta found it a thought-provoking one, which is what I aimed to have imparted in the first place. It is sold on Amazon worldwide: On Kindle for USD0.99 / Paperback Edition for USD3.58. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B087SJXMPM

For Malaysian Readers:
I shall be getting my author copies soon and if anyone is interested to buy a copy, please let me know. Shipping rates apply. Have a great week ahead everyone. Thank you.