santhosh kana

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The Inner Journey - Poem by santhosh kana

This is the toughest
The dark lanes
The phantoms of the past
The thin alley of faith
This is the toughest

The precarious balance
A weakening sight
The fragility of a resolution
The pangs of neglect
This is the toughest

The haunts of a wound
The flicker of hope
The bats of fear in nocturnal loneliness
The uncertainty of the ahead
The enticing refuge of death
This is the toughest

The toughest is this journey.

Topic(s) of this poem: philosophical


Comments about The Inner Journey by santhosh kana

  • Dr.tony Brahmin (6/11/2016 12:42:00 PM)


    The bats of fear in nocturnal loneliness
    The uncertainty of the ahead.... you have pictured the inner journey very well in wonderful words and expressions.... like your poem very much.... the title attracted me to read it..... thank you very much dear poet. tony
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    Santhosh Kana Santhosh Kana (6/11/2016 11:19:00 PM)

    thank you so much

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  • Daniel Brick (4/9/2015 11:13:00 PM)


    It's amazing how much meaning you wrest from that repeated refrain THIS THE TOUGHEST. It has staying power as a refrain must. A poem made up only of noun phrases with no elaboration might seem inadequate but so many of yours are finely, sharply drawn they are very resonant. They work! I especially like the first stanza with the dark lanes and the alley of faith conveying the sense of a spiritual as well as adventuresome journey. (Report) Reply

    Santhosh Kana Santhosh Kana (6/11/2016 11:20:00 PM)

    thanks a lot

  • Chinedu Dike (3/27/2015 12:41:00 PM)


    Indeed, The Inner Journey is the toughest. Striving for ones future to exceed ones present and past is a journey that's fraught with many stumbling blocks. A beautiful piece of poetry, well articulated, nicely encapsulated and penned with conviction. Thanks for sharing. Please read my poem MANDELA - THE IMMORTAL ICON. (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (3/27/2015 11:30:00 AM)


    Wonderfully presented poem shared really. Nicely drafted and shared really. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, March 27, 2015

Poem Edited: Friday, March 27, 2015


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