M.D Dinesh Nair
My September Musings - Poem by M.D Dinesh Nair
1.THE SMILE OF A MOTHER
Her smile begins in the heart like a seed sprouting
And then it creeps into the mouth and blooms like a flower
With a glee spread all within her heart
She lets her children see her smile luminous like the full moon.
Oh dear mother, what can match with your smile
When the jasmine and the lily yield to you?
2. HOW TO TELL THE TRUTH AND FLEE
We must know how to tell the truth
Even if it is forbidden.
First we have to close our eyes,
Then open our mouths
And next we speak it out loud and flee the scene
As many knives brutal will be drawn next.
3.THE LAUGHING CLOUDS
I saw dark clouds floating in the sky
I next saw a smile blooming on the face of a farmer
And I thought it would rain once
But it didn`t.
The farmer squatted and wept for a while
And the clouds had the last laugh.
4.THE MAN AND HIS NOTIONS OF OWNERSHIP
Once he said, ” What is yours is yours
And what is mine is also yours”.
Next he said, ” What is yours is yours
And what is mine is mine”.
Now he says, ”What is mine is mine
And what is yours is also mine”.
5.THE GAME OF THESE TIMES*
The care taker sat brooding over the house in disorder
While the imp tickled him to no end in public.
Even as his mother smiled at both for it was just a kill
The crowd hailed in ecstasy and then jeered in confusion.
The game was now to be played by another person
With the father long forgotten by all alike.
*India September 2013 to May 2014
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