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Rajesh Thankappan

Rookie - 455 Points (Guwahati)

When I Am...

When I am dealt a bad deal in life
With my stars arrayed treacherously against me,
I wish to escape into the black holes of the Universe
From where there is no escape or a glimmer of hope
Unless the story of which we may yet be unaware
Unfolds luminously in the field of vision, on the other side, somewhere,
A vision which we presently cannot vouch for or foresee
A mystery, a wormhole like story, which enfolds me endearingly!

Submitted: Friday, February 28, 2014
Edited: Friday, March 07, 2014

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem has been written considering the quirkiest possibilities of the Universe. For example, the wormhole hypothesis predicts that if one were to fall into a black hole, one might be sucked down a tunnel (called the “Einstein-Rosen bridge”) and shot out into a “white hole” into a parallel universe unscathed.

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  • Bronze Star - 5,319 Points Geetha Jayakumar (3/1/2014 10:01:00 AM)

    A Beautiful poem. Thanks for the notes to clarify the meaning of the poem. I feel this poem can be taken in other way too. This is applicable to our life too. Loved reading it. Thanks for sharing with us. (Report) Reply

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