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

A Tribute to H.C.Andersen

-shobana-

Of Timeless Love (HRH Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II)

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Of a timeless love I speak,

Washed to shore by ageless tides,

Leaving imprints that will last a lifetime,

Never to be erased, never to be forgotten.

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A smitten love that begged no introduction,

It began once upon a time,

A Princess and a Prince, a Royal encounter,

A story like that found in books that spoke of love,

The one with a beginning, with never an ending.

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I saw her eyes light up as she gazed at him,

He whispered something to her with love light shining,

I understood her heart was his notwithstanding,

I understood that he was hers unyielding.

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It was the kind of love that made great endings,

A love that was forged by great understanding,

For in this world of much tribulation,

His love was her perfect distraction.

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It is a beautiful love that is shared by Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, one that lasted seven decades.

How absolutely amazing is that?

Well, it is sad to hear of HRH Prince Philip’s passing. May His Soul Rest in Peace.

-shobana-

Friday is the best

Friday is the best!

Why?

It is the day before Saturday for one,

Then, somehow dating on Fridays are more fashionable and romantic,

Could it be in the name? I don’t know, you tell me…

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Plus, Fridays are the days you glam up and wear your best jeans,

Try to look as glamorous as the next beauty queen, ha.ha.ha.

And the best part is, with a sweet smiling face, you turn into a dancing queen,

Remember that song? Dancing Queen, young and sweet, only seventeen…

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Remember to be driven wherever you go,

So you can have that extra glass of vodka,

Would it be with lime or gin, please?

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Which is why I say Friday is the best,

It’s a girls night out with fun,

Everyone is happy that they have the weekend to recover,

from a happy and woozy time away from the stress of the week.

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Happy Friday, everyone!

shobana

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