Sathya Narayana

Gold Star - 7,587 Points (12-06-1958 / Nellore, Andhra Pradesh)

Pages - Poem by Sathya Narayana

Leaf by leaf through the pages of life
Searching for that something amiss
Longing for the eluding bliss
Through the maze of childhood
Into the amazing youth
Those puerile tiffs for toffees
To the juvenile jarring
For pertly sirens
And witless wagers
From menacing days of mid-age vices
To the distressing years
Of old age crisis
Leaf by leaf through the pages of life

All those moments of feast and repartee
As well, the times of toil and tribulation
Countless are the twists, tales and trauma
Slicing through the silence and stalemate
At times scaling gaiety and euphoria
Often drowning in ennui and misery
Life’s longest drama
Lost in smokescreen of past at last
Unwinding in waves of reverie
Pouring dropp by drop
The lanes of memory
Drenching my senses
In shudders of ecstasy
Love, have and disgust bubbling out
Through the pores of sanity
That remained unchanged but entrapped
In life-long charade
Leading my way to the mystic
The strange and unknown
Unfelt all these years
I dwelled, dredged and drained
Leaf by leaf through the pages of life

I hurtle back in time
Fearing the ominous doom
Before HIS reign
As marauder of sin
Making sure what is lost forever
Counting on the remnant boon
Whence arises from all that chaff
The grain of divine
Sprouting from the soil of virtue
That grows on nectar of love
And survives of holy bliss
Heartening me from inside
To traverse upright
All walls of mundane vanity
In faith and fillip
Towards sacred eternity
Visible are my motives
With dawn of reality
Tangible are my assets
With the onset of clarity
I trudge and traipse
In trite and but very straight
Through the last page
Of my hectic life
To the destined last day
Of culminating strife
Leaf by leaf through the pages of life


Comments about Pages by Sathya Narayana

  • Miriam Maia Padua (2/21/2009 11:23:00 PM)

    PAGES...the title itself is captivating...meaningful
    and the words are powerful.....formed into very elegant lines
    clearly pictured what life is......the pages of our lives....
    this piece is worth-reflecting for.....
    10+++
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  • (10/22/2008 11:25:00 PM)

    As our life unfolds, we watch the pages grow, some torn, others perfumed, tears stain a few, but as the book size grows we should also grow. Then having learned from suffering as we age, we learn to be content in all we do. I loved your pages Sathya, in essence we all live parallel lives. Bob (Report)Reply

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  • LIV MEALONE (10/9/2008 11:21:00 AM)

    rich analogy, and rich and imaginative use of words. More power to you.. thanks for dropping by my page. :) A++ (Report)Reply

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  • (8/3/2008 1:35:00 PM)

    You express yourself well. (Report)Reply

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  • Kesav Easwaran (7/15/2008 10:56:00 AM)

    good pages from prologue to end...thoughts expressed are deeply wise...diction rich... ten ratings (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 9, 2008

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 17, 2011


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