Nanthinii Mohan

Rookie - 374 Points (8th February,1991)

Photograph! - Poem by Nanthinii Mohan

Did you take your name after – paradox?
You let us smile, and you let us cry.
Sometimes you still smile;
But rarely do I see u in tears.
Isn’t this unfair?
May be, that’s why people regard you as memories—
For some being the most cherished;
And for others, a mere passing cloud.
But there are times you still remind us –
The lush history, we totally forgot.
In that case, are you a magical mirror then?
To show me, the dreams of my past;
And the painful remains of the present.
You should be my friend, I guess;
Because, no one else – except you,
Knew what I had in my heart.
Are you what people call – a time machine?
Since you let us go to the past.
But you also forbid us to hook in there.
No more dilemmas! Because –
We only exhaust to find out who you are;
We’ll never find and you will never rest.
You must be the byword of hope.
For you never tire to save our present for future.

Topic(s) of this poem: memory, photographs

Form: Free Verse


Comments about Photograph! by Nanthinii Mohan

  • Jazib Kamalvi (9/29/2017 12:44:00 PM)


    A nice poetic imagination, Nanthinii. You may like to read my poem, Love and Lust. Thanks (Report) Reply

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  • Tom Navarro (8/16/2015 2:07:00 AM)


    re you a magical mirror then?
    To show me, the dreams of my past;
    And the painful remains of the present.
    You should be my friend, I guess;
    Because, no one else – except you,
    Knew what I had in my heart.

    Magical words of yours enliven the still dreams...keep the dream!
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  • Bharati Nayak (8/15/2015 5:28:00 AM)


    You must be our byword of hope
    For you never tire to save our present for future- -A marvelous poem portraying our memories as our store house of endless hopes.- - - - - - - - - 10
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  • Neela Nath Das (8/14/2015 11:24:00 PM)


    Nicely written! Photograph works as time machine.It takes us back to past and makes us jump into future! A fantastic poem! (Report) Reply

  • (8/14/2015 10:00:00 PM)


    Nanthini.. Very well written. A photograph at the time of taking is often a small ignored event. But the same photograph, years later can be a most valuable thing magically taking you back to that day, bridging all those years. Very good imagination. Well written. (Report) Reply

  • Ajay Srivastava (8/14/2015 6:14:00 AM)


    Memories remind us.
    tears heal our heart.
    heart to look our present for better future.
    But most difficult task is to understand Heart & mind


    Do we really?
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  • Ajay Srivastava (8/14/2015 6:05:00 AM)


    memories remind us.
    tear are symbol of feeling.
    feeling to heal heart
    Heart to look present for better future.
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  • Kavya . (8/14/2015 5:16:00 AM)


    Enjoyed reading the poem, Yes Memories are our best friends who always give us company in joy and sorrow. (Report) Reply

  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (8/13/2015 5:32:00 PM)


    One must always smile
    even for a while
    as future brightens the star
    as you wage a struggle or war
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  • Abdulrazak Aralimatti (8/13/2015 11:47:00 AM)


    Truly, photograph is a time machine that saves our present to future and refreshes our past memories.
    Loved reading the poem.
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  • Ida Faye (8/13/2015 11:27:00 AM)


    Nice job! This is exactly the reason why I don't like taking photos sometimes. Memories are bittersweet. Kudos! (Report) Reply

  • (8/13/2015 9:58:00 AM)


    .....your poem conveys the meaning of photograph nicely...excellent write! ★ (Report) Reply

  • Anil Kumar Panda (8/13/2015 9:55:00 AM)


    A heart touching poem, I can't help feeling cold from some bitter memory of the past. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Vishal Sharma (8/13/2015 9:30:00 AM)


    this poetry made me cry some old memories flushing out like demons great choice of words (Report) Reply

  • Roop Rekha Bhaskar (8/13/2015 8:29:00 AM)


    A rare title and really different. A photograph can speak volumes indeed. It can take you through years in a flash. It does hold a lot of memories and we most often we look at them when we want to remember.. You have so nicely put these lines. Because, no one else – except you,
    Knew what I had in my heart.
    You are a great writer. Thank you for inviting me. else i might have skipped reading this beautiful poem.
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  • Valsa George (8/13/2015 8:23:00 AM)


    Memories are the only means of conveyance with which we can commute to the past and the present at will and that too in the split of a second! They are our eternal friends, staying with us for ever! They desert only a limited few......! They let us smile and let us cry! Enjoyed reading the poem! (Report) Reply

  • Vipins Puthooran (8/13/2015 7:49:00 AM)


    To show me the dreams of my past
    And the painful remains of the present / / they always speak..........
    a good poem! !
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 13, 2015



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