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Through Portals…

The various stages of life is like travelling through portals, each of which opens a different world before you. Going from door to door, one collects the pearls of wisdom and treasuring each experience, moves on to the next..



Old and ashen,
A lump on the sofa side,

My eyes close to that travel,
Through portals of my life.

The first, an intricate artwork,
Every detail refined,

I walk in, a portrait of innocence,
Amazed at the pretty pictures I find.

Thirteen years hence,
Lured by dazzling colours,
I stand at the doorway,
That leads to the hall of mirrors.

Each time I walk,
I bump, I fall,
And yet, knowing I’m right,
I walked through the hall.

So full of confusion,
So full of me,
Yet my head stayed high,
For all I see is me.

The portal up front,
The most beautiful sight yet,
Pulled me to its mystic,
Its magical world ahead.

Once in, I met,
Love and passion set on fire,
And their heady pals,
Lust and desire.

Friends for years,
Memories for life,
Sweet and bitter scars,
Marked with a sharp knife.

Spent and sated,
Now a woman wise to bits,
I walked with steady steps,
To the door marked “Feminists”.

After years of big words,
It was time to sit down.
So I headed to a special door,
Inside, I put down my crown.

With a silent song behind,
And a life of purpose to live,
Found a man who assured me,
All the love he could give.

Many have come and gone,
With rays of joy and drizzles of pain,
‘Twas my little one’s turn now,
Through him, I saw the portals again.

Hence, in and out, through portals, I go,
A requiem for nuance,
Still at the sofa side,
I slowly woke up from the trance..

-Reshma. R

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Life of one, is life of many..

The world today is accustomed to living for their own needs.  People fail to realize that life is much more than just money and materialistic comforts. It must have not struck many that values and and morals form the firm foundation on which a happy ‘perfect’ life stands. And these life values do not come with the narrow mind set of “ME” but with a wide view of “US”..
Here’s a poem penned down from my random thoughts, trying to convey my concept of  how a person can uphold his/her smile..
A time when smiles surrounded her,
Her own, strengthened by all…
Without a sou, now when she stood,
They all and all…
Like the pretty flowers of spring,
That wither out in the summer rain,
Leaving but the flowerless stalk,
To drench alone in pain…
Sotto voce, she said,
“Where are they? Where are they all??
For in times when smiles surrounded me,
My own was strengthened by them all!”
Life of one, is life of many,
A part of each combined.
“In a solitary, friendless me”, quoth she,
“No more of life I find.”
Brighter the sun, greener the grass,
Lively each grain of sand,
All goes black when you travel alone,
But not when hand in hand..
Sotto voce, she said,
“Where are they? Where are they all??”
“For in times when smiles surrounded me,
My own was strengthened by them all!”
She awaits those of no return,
Perceiving this truth too late,
She moved on as a lifeless soul,
Leaving her story in the hands of fate..
She now awaits to forever fall asleep,
And dreams to shuffle off this mortal coil,
And be among those who never leave,
And rest far, far under the soil…
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