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

The Race that is Life

My book, At the First Dawn of Love, is critiqued and reviewed by

Clarence Anderson Lee of Palm Circle Press. (lee@palmcirclepress.net)

Top review from the United States

Sunday’s Mail

4.0 out of 5 stars A Different Type of Spy Novel

Reviewed in the United States on May 16, 2022

This book has the makings of a terrific spy caper. The author seems extremely knowledgeable about the subject and there is a ton of drama explored. I loved the concept of a persecuted character hearing voices, possibly as a result of her PTSD from being tortured. Overall, the novel is very original and believable. It’s also extremely easy to read. Definitely recommended!

Far Too Late I Realized, published on MasticadoresIndia.

Hey Everyone,

I hope you have been good. Was traveling interstate for a few days, which was absolutely refreshing after a long hiatus.

Just getting away does wonders for the mind and body.

Please read my entry published by Terveen Gill on MasticadoresIndia on the 18th. The link is as follows. I hope you enjoy it. Thank you.

Deja-Vu Moments

The Past,

Your life,

Those Deja Vu Moments,

Will come to pass,

If not for the soul that breathes

Fire in YOU.

It’s another Friday and I can’t help but think that we are already into the 5th month of the New Year. So do you still think of it as a New Year with five months gone past us?

I believe that You and I are still living somewhat in the past with the way things are going. Maybe still crawling out of the long tunnel of past deeds, ways of living, running from the same fears, and feeling lost in between. 

I feel there is not much space left to leave alone in this wide, wide world. There is that feeling that the world has become closeted – a cocoon with misfits living inside. Everywhere it’s a mad rush for GOLD, I am not sure if this makes sense, but if you look at what is taking place throughout the world, the chase for GOLD is very real. In spite of the war, the disease, or whatever humanity stands for, there is that fear that we shall lose out in our pursuit of GOLD. Even in war, there is that pursuit. An uprising always creates winners out of losers. 

Do you have deja-vu moments? They are sometimes linked to a past life. 

If there is karma, you will encounter deja-vu moments. 

Perhaps, I was a princess in the past, maybe a poet even then. I have read a lot of biographies of poets and almost all of them have lived tragic lives. Many are remembered posthumously. Perhaps, they talked to angels and were thought mad by those around them. But then, angels do exist, especially guardian angels. Otherwise, why do we get out of dangers alive? Why do we rationalize and decide what is right or wrong?

Or how do we feel the rays of happiness gurgling inside, like babies do, and then when you look at the sparkle in those shining eyes, imperfections become perfection?

Deja vu moments bring back memories of a past undone. I guess good memories are great to relive. Anyway, I hope deja-vu moments only bring to life great memories – shobana

Well, I am off for the weekend, out of town, to one of the most historic places in Malaysia. Will tell you all about it when I get back. See you soon and have a great weekend.

With our Mom on Mother’s Day

Life is precious so are YOU.

Take care of those around you,

And you will be blessed.

-shobana-

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