ragesh damodaran

Rookie (23-04-1985 / india)

Homecoming - Poem by ragesh damodaran

Shadows cast on paths all worn,
these paths that once lead to my home,
now these paths are all worn,
and through these paths I walked alone.

The solemn looking trees were old,
the sound of falling leaves was old,
as fallen leaves crumbled underneath,
I felt a sorrow down beneath.

The air kissed the sidelined trees nomore,
the birds they sang no songs anymore,
the house that stood there was home nomore,
it is unpopulated behide its doors.

The house is old and desolate,
It has elements the civilised hate,
but it has kept my youthful memories calm,
this house of old is where I belong.

To come back home I waited long,
I accept it as it is, for its where I belong,
in foriegn lands I felt its longing,
now I come back, this is my homecoming.

Comments about Homecoming by ragesh damodaran

  • Rajaram Ramachandran (5/28/2007 8:28:00 PM)

    Home is a sweet home always-memories cannot fade even one goes far away from home. Nicely expressed. (Report) Reply

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  • (4/29/2007 9:07:00 PM)

    very very lovely poem. Gives you that great feeling almost detached from being away then comming back to something that once was splendid write.
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  • Malini Kadir (3/27/2007 8:34:00 PM)

    good effort ragesh.....keep it up! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Poem Edited: Monday, February 7, 2011

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