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

Coffee and Cake

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A cup of coffee and a piece of cake,

Wild temptation, tempter and temptress.

Which do you think is the tempter?

Which, the temptress?

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One wakes you up, while the other delights your taste buds,

All while you ponder if you should have more of the other.

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-shobana-

You are!

To all Mom’s out there, have a lovely day! – shobana

A Mother’s Day Poem

I knew you Mom as I lay in your womb
With a love so intense 
I cherished every song that you sang me
and felt your tender touch

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As I grew in your likeness
A passion grew within me
I knew that no matter what went wrong
You would stand by me

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There is none as precious as you
None that can withstand your sacrifices
As I celebrate this Mother’s Day with you
I celebrate my Gift of Life
And am thankful God chose you Mom
to be my guide all through my life..

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY
-shobana-

(Repost of a poem I wrote in 2016 on my blog, https://cardsforallseason.blogspot.com/2016/05/mothers-day-poem.html )

This photo was taken on my birthday last year. She stood by me while I cut the cake, as always by my side.

My mother is a great motivator and an inspiration. She worked hard for us. As we were growing up, apart from looking after the family, she used to teach little kids in the air force neighborhood, she ran a successful food business ( she is a great cook), a cookery business to supplement the household income, sewed our clothes for special occasions, and altogether was a multi-tasking mom. Until she fell ill and is now unable to carry on with her fiery spirit in doing things, she kept every one of us on our toes. She is still a force to be reckoned with. Happy Mother’s Day, Ma.

To all the mothers out there, and especially to those who have left behind their legacy to their children by their untimely passing, Happy Mother’s Day!!

-shobana-

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