Sandra Martyres

Rookie - 24 Points (5th October / Mumbai - India)

Sandra Martyres Poems

81. Tweets 5/3/2011
82. Knocking 5/3/2011
83. Mother And Child - A Senryu Series 5/3/2011
84. The Monster 5/3/2011
85. Alone In The Wilderness 5/3/2011
86. Come Back To Me 7/20/2010
87. A View From My Window - Monsoon Senryu Series 6/20/2011
88. The Old Villager - A Villanelle 7/23/2012
89. # The Make-Over 3/31/2014
90. Golden Arches 5/1/2011
91. The Runaway Bride 5/9/2010
92. The Great Indian Monsoon 5/1/2010
93. Bonfire 5/1/2010
94. The Black Swans 4/23/2010
95. Counting Coins 4/19/2010
96. Vexed By A Volcano 4/19/2010
97. Punching Bag - Senryu Style 3/21/2010
98. Waiting At The Bus Stop 5/1/2010
99. On Being Free 5/9/2010
100. He Went Fishing 6/28/2010
101. The Sea Shells 1/28/2010
102. A Bunch Of Red Ribbons 4/2/2010
103. Stars - A Senryu Style Poem 3/22/2010
104. Winter Skies 3/23/2010
105. The Invitation 2/6/2010
106. Anger 3/21/2010
107. Poetry - Or Random Thoughts 3/21/2010
108. Missing You 3/21/2010
109. Shining Black Eyes 3/16/2010
110. Return To Sender - Addressee Unknown! ! 3/16/2010
111. She Dared To Be Different 3/21/2010
112. She 4/23/2010
113. Memories 4/2/2010
114. An Eagle's Wing 12/7/2009
115. A Con Game? 12/7/2009
116. Haiku -3 5/29/2009
117. The Competition 11/29/2007
118. Sub-Prime 1/17/2009
119. Puddles - Of A Different Kind 6/4/2010
120. Some Questions 5/12/2010

Comments about Sandra Martyres

  • Patti Masterman (11/30/2009 10:08:00 AM)

    I can't paint at all, but it would be so easy for me to paint a portrait of Sandra; I would merely draw a large open Heart supported on two strong legs, that aren't afraid to take a stand. But I can do much more with words, so I would like to say that Sandra is the sweetest person, without any discernible ego; she is always kind and ready to listen to anything you have to say, and I only wish she wasn't so durn far away! (had to sneak a little rhyme there in at the end; it's in my blood what can I say..)

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  • Karin Anderson (sorry can't vote or comment) . (9/29/2009 12:35:00 AM)

    We are extremely fortunate to have Sandra Martyres on this site as, she as an Economist, is able to bring financial matters to light for us. Not only is she an economist, but has excellent English skills having come from a background where her Father who was so well versed in Latin and English, made sure his daughter was too! What does this have to do with poetry? An excellent vocabulary assists Sandra to write with wit, humor, satire and style. Sandra also writes great Senryu and Haiku and being so observant with world events and what makes people tick, her narrative style of poetry is so very well worth reading too. Sandra has become a dear friend to me, and a lady with a kind and generous heart. Thank you Sandra for your gift of words. love Karin Anderson

  • Metin Sahin (8/14/2009 11:51:00 AM)

    SANDRA read muy poems Pls

Best Poem of Sandra Martyres

Down Memory Lane - In A Local Train

It was a trip down memory lane
My journey on a Mumbai local train
Boarding the Ladies Compartment
I managed to land a window seat
Which in my younger days
Was considered the veteran’s treat
As only the fleet-footed and the agile
Were able to leap into the moving train
For these coveted seats to stake their claim

I watched as the passengers boarded
Most with household provisions loaded
But each with her own seat preference
Some chose to sit in the direction
Of the moving train
While others opted to be with friends
The short distance ...

Read the full of Down Memory Lane - In A Local Train


Dad, we watched you wither away
All of eighty kilos by night and day
The one and only saving grace,
Was your ever smiling face.
While we reached the depths of despair,
You calmly declared that life was not always fair.

Despite the breathlessness and the pain,
Never did you really complain.

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