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(9 -21 / Thrissur (Kerala) / Vijayawada (A.P) , India)

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ILLUSIONS V/S WITHERING ME

I first see a smiling face somewhere
But as I go near to see it close, it fades out.

I then see a caring hand very close
But as I wait for its touch, it too fades out.

I later hear a sweet mouth speaking very near too
But as I begin to heed well, it withers out.

I have illusions perhaps, I think for a while.

I see a frail flock of men and women climbing a hill
Unto a peak of things unknown and unseen.

They have smiling faces and caring hands
And they speak sweet words and dream high.

I have no illusions, I begin to learn.

Down below the plains of eerie silence
I now begin to search for myself partly faded and dead!

Submitted: Sunday, January 06, 2013
Edited: Sunday, January 06, 2013


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Our judgments often go wrong. In real, at times we have to judge ourselves too.

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  • Diane Hine (1/20/2013 2:50:00 AM)

    Maybe we need illusions sometimes - I'm not sure. Fascinating poem.

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  • Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (1/6/2013 8:59:00 PM)

    People are busy with cheering all their life as we do..though the last couplet is full of pain, I enjoyed reading this poem!

  • Chandra Thiagarajan (1/6/2013 8:34:00 AM)

    Have your heart in the right place - you seem to say.The poem is lively and imaginative.So very well written.
    I loved it.!

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