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

In Utopia

We ran up the stairs, and found Utopia,

A garden of aura you can only find in dreams,

Not all dreams take you to Utopia, he once told me.

There are those that leave you in throngs of fire,

Breathless and gripping.

In Utopia,

splendrous hours of awe I spent in intoxication,

Could heaven be as wonderous as this I asked myself,

A place of immense peace and tranquility.

No, none can answer a question that questions the sanctity

of heaven or earth.

In Utopia, I left my heart behind.

-shobana-

Olivia Newton-John – Magic

Have to believe we are magic,

Nothing can stand in our way.

She is magic!!

One of the most talented and gorgeous legends of all time. I simply love her and all her songs.

She is one of those you cannot take your eyes off – such is her beauty, and her voice is the sweetest.

Rest in Peace.

-shobana-

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