Mallika Achuthan Menon
Memories - Poem by Mallika Achuthan Menon
Tinkling laughter echoed there
Dripping teardrops glittered there
Our memory lane got cluttered thus
With entangling glee and glumness both.
Golden memories, the winsome ones
acting like an exact doorway
Which is always leading us to
the dazzling courtyard of paradise.
They impart immense inward calmness
when got immersed ourselves in their depth.
They can infuse inmost feelings
Within seconds and what not!
Long and short ripples they made
in the tranquil mind of mine frequently.
Whenever I melted in them
They felt sweeter than necter.
My bygone childhood day's beauty
There I reviewed once again.
A wonderful nostalgic feeling
Like a sweet smelling fragrance
Overwhelmed me then and there.
The keepsake of my early age
Promptly brought me vast happiness
My memory screen at times displayed
Black and white photos of
Sorrow, loss, pain and guilt
They were dull as well as obscure
none looked pretty or anew
Turn by turn they walked infront of me
With an eerie smile and mocking faces.
One after one I looked keenly
Though I hated them evenly
To get rid of myself from those sight
I closed my memory screen in haste
And put one shutter abruptly and
escaped from them for a while..
To touch the last and final point
Life was leaping like a runner
By crossing so many ups and downs
without making sign of hindrance.
Will win or lose no one knows
The end of game left in dark.
These inseparable fellowmates
Our own good and bad memories
Thrived in our mind countlessly.
At times they looked like a boon
But they could turn as a curse also!
Who they are..friends or foes?
I could not determine it yet!
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