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

Another Hope.. - Poem by M.D DINESH NAIR

When the first hope breathes its last
Another one begins to crawl.
A future stares at it though.

When the crawling ends for once
It sits and looks around
And then reaches out to objects far.

It studies at the school of optimism
But the hands of pessimism grip it next
And it wears an attire of illusion.

The hope blooms in a withering smile
As the images of illusion snare at it for long
And there goes the home bell - it should leave.

It returns to a home deserted
By the lone guardian the bold ego -once a strong friend too
And finds no solace in the vacant chambers of the mind.

The second hope lives alone -how hard!
But no terror enters its domains - ah!
For it should live for a race in dismay...

Comments about Another Hope.. by M.D DINESH NAIR

  • Valsa George (9/8/2012 4:44:00 AM)

    Life hangs on a thin tread of hope; but the moment it breaks, we get something else to hold on to. So life goes on and on...... That's the beauty of life! Hope shouldn't wither away, as you pray, to brighten up the lives of a race in dismay! How do you cull such similar thoughts, I wonder! ! Your poems are so deep that they need more than one reading to understand them (Report) Reply

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  • (7/3/2008 6:01:00 AM)

    wonderful poem
    Hope Personified
    very articulate
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  • (4/16/2008 9:33:00 AM)

    I have to say that hope will make us go on and assist us in our lives to make it. Very exquisite poem Mr. Nair. (Report) Reply

  • (4/6/2008 10:45:00 AM)

    Humans have just one clutch which makes them go…and that is Hope…
    the existential theory also refers to this hope…
    otherwise there is ‘NOTHING TO BE DONE’ as Beckett refers in ‘Waiting for Godot’
    I liked reading this one which helped me to connect the other ideas as well…Thanks.
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 6, 2008

Poem Edited: Monday, April 7, 2008

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