Ravi Panamanna

Bronze Star - 2,967 Points (21/09/1956 / Ottapalam- Kerala State- India)

Charlie Chaplin - Making A Living - Poem by Ravi Panamanna

(Peeping into his boyhood days
as I go around his places in London after reading his biography) .

As I pass these inns
I am searching for The Kid.
As I cross these London streets
I am into those whispering winds.

Peeps in through decades a sobering face-
From the window of the Pownell Terrace,
From the corners of the Kennington Park,
From the darkness of the Lambeth orphanage.

In the silence of that Oak Street home,
I am listening to a mother's hymn-.
And from these meadows I pass a glance-
Cain Hill mental asylum is a lingering pain.

A broken childhood, deepening sighs,
Divided parents, penniless days.
As I pass the Norwood, Han-well schools,
I am living the moments of his life.

As the West End wind kisses my chest
A lovable tramp whispers unto me, that
‘Life is more than Making A Living;
Life is more than the charms of Limelight'.


13th January 2018.

Topic(s) of this poem: film star, london

Form: Verse


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Peeping into his boyhood days
as I go around his places in London after reading his biography

Comments about Charlie Chaplin - Making A Living by Ravi Panamanna

  • Rajnish Manga (1/12/2018 11:47:00 PM)


    A broken childhood, deepening sighs,
    Divided parents, penniless days..... //.... The making of a super trump was not so easy. Thanks, Ravi.
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    (1/13/2018 9:49:00 AM)

    Thanks for your appreciation.

    (1/13/2018 9:40:00 AM)

    Thank you sir for your kind appreciation.

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  • Rini Jerry (1/12/2018 11:47:00 PM)


    Wonderful tribute to a great actor.. He still live in our hearts
    Thanks Ravi for this poem
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    (1/13/2018 9:39:00 AM)

    Thank you madam for your sincere appreciation.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 12, 2018



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