Santhosh Vijayakumar

Rookie (6th November 1984 / Coimbatore, India)

Turning A Stranger - Poem by Santhosh Vijayakumar

Alike are water and men.
Like water shifts,
And leaves no trace,
His colours lift,
And moves around place.

Better could be a chameleon.
Its colours change,
For natures sake,
But he does change,
To deceive and take.

It was like cream on the cake,
But now all turned fake.
He, who is a constant changer,
Will, soon himself turn a stranger.


Comments about Turning A Stranger by Santhosh Vijayakumar

  • (8/5/2005 10:50:00 AM)


    I like a lot of the images you use, and rhymes too.
    esp the last 2 stanzas. It's a good poetic idea,
    comparing nature's chameleon to the human 'chameleons' who are simply fickle or hypocritical.
    (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
Read all 1 comments »



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?



Poem Submitted: Friday, August 5, 2005



Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]