SIMPLY SHOBANA

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

Even the trees

It was a quiet morning, the silence unwilful,

It was not because of the rain, or the scorching heat that hurt at times,

It was something else,

I couldn’t figure out why.

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Now, the trees that witnessed what went on,

Some outgrew generations past, now standing into the present,

Some with rotting wood where the damp had found a place to grow,

Some, their roots visible on the tarmac and roads.

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Once, the branches swayed to the winds,

There was a reason to come out to play,

That reason had been taken away,

A whisper had turned into thunder,

The men of a caste began a conquering,

The aftereffects lingered today.

You and I, the benefactors, of an untiring, reckless,

dream of men who overthrow.

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Wars and sounds of guns were heard,

Even from the distant lands,

The blood spills onto peaceful footage,

And holds hostage their land.

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In places of war, the pandemic reigns not,

I wonder why that is so.

-shobana-

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A Reader’s Choice Award Nomination by TCK Publishing!

So, finally, it is those Colorado Mountain snow that brings me luck! I was truly awestruck by the scenery, and yes, I managed to somewhat weave a beautiful story surrounding it.

Here’s an excerpt from the story:

Every time it snowed harder, the winds grew a little less pronounced. It was like the snow wanted to clear the atmosphere of a cutting breeze and thicken the cold air with its freezing.

This time the snow held captive the winds.

I watched its fall, sometimes in thick descent, which after a while lessened in quiet submission, bringing it to a gentle plummet.

It lay thick and deep on the ground, carpeting the whole land with glistening silkiness.

The snow, as blissful as it were, was my antidote to a distracted mind.

I’m so excited because my book, As Delicate as Snow, was just nominated for the 2021 Readers Choice Awards contest by TCK Publishing!
Please vote for it at, https://www.tckpublishing.com/2021-readers-choice-voting-page/?fbclid=IwAR23X_DOyqHzVoV8_sTKpyCYGGeMUlp4EmLRXQbboK2ziuXk3ko8LR-cXUA to make it a WINNER.
Here’s how:
1. Go to the link above
2. Go to page 7/16 – Romance category
3. Press the book link under As Delicate As Snow

Thank you for your kind support.
You can read the story on Kindle Unlimited for free, USD0.99 on Kindle. Paperback edition is available too.https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09D749VM6
shobana

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