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


Some positive thoughts my way!

Nothing like being given the confidence boost:)

A feedback from an English Author on The Healing Riverbeds:
And the good news is, she has proposed that we work on a joint collaboration on promoting the book.

By Loretta Milan, Founder of Lightbox Originals and Author,
United Kingdom. “Well done on entering Hidden in the Crevices of Time into a competition. I’ve just finished reading ‘The Healing Riverbeds’ which I found really thought provoking. You asked some deep questions which I stopped to ponder. I loved the way you blended your thoughts with a story and would definitely read more like this!”

Inspired by the pandemic, I wrote this book of healing and hope.
Am delighted that Loretta found it a thought-provoking one, which is what I aimed to have imparted in the first place. It is sold on Amazon worldwide: On Kindle for USD0.99 / Paperback Edition for USD3.58. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B087SJXMPM

For Malaysian Readers:
I shall be getting my author copies soon and if anyone is interested to buy a copy, please let me know. Shipping rates apply. Have a great week ahead everyone. Thank you.


Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri 2020

Wishing all Muslims, throughout the world, “Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri, 2020.”

It is that time of the year again to celebrate,
“Hari Raya Aidilfitri”

Though this year, it may be a different kind of celebration,
Let it not dampen the spirits of those celebrating,
Here’s wishing you have a blessed time with those dear to you.


The Healing Riverbeds

Everything You Imagine Is Real – Pablo Picasso

An Excerpt from my new book on Kindle, The Healing Riverbeds – USD0.99cents

 “Mom, have you heard of Picasso? The great Pablo Picasso, the Spanish Painter?”

Sandra nodded that she did. “Why what about him, my dear child?”

Anna replied, quite philosophically, “He said, Everything you imagine is real.”

listen in your childhood to the hour that white in the blue memory borders white in her very blue eyes and piece of indigo of sky of silver the white white traverse cobalt the white paper that the blue ink tears out blueish its ultramarine descends that white enjoys blue repose agitated in the dark green wall green that writes its pleasure pale green rain that swims yellow green – 

excerpt from Wikipedia, one of Pablo Picasso’s early poems.

Take a chance and read my book. It is a beautiful story about healing and hope.

On Kindle – 0.99 cents. Get your copy today!

The Healing Riverbeds by [Shobana Gomes]