Sandra Martyres

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

Sandra Martyres Poems

201. My Humble Abode 5/6/2009
202. Knowledge (Tanka) 6/2/2009
203. Freedom Is All I Want 9/6/2009
204. Business Is Business 11/18/2009
205. The Long Road To Nowhere 1/10/2010
206. Haiku -4 5/30/2009
207. Enchantment (Senryu) 6/2/2009
208. Senryu - A Few 5/23/2009
209. In-Laws 3/23/2009
210. A Banana Peel 3/16/2010
211. Cherry Pickers (Haiku Style) 11/7/2009
212. The Lesson 4/10/2009
213. Haiku -2 5/26/2009
214. Workplace (Senryu) 7/30/2009
215. The Mocking Two... 4/29/2009
216. A Social Evil 4/2/2010
217. The Christmas Tree 12/6/2009
218. Life In The Fast Lane 3/17/2009
219. A New Romance 7/20/2010
220. I Have Decided 5/3/2009
221. Flu 4/28/2009
222. Twitter And Tweeting 7/22/2009
223. Parakeets (Haiku) 6/1/2009
224. Floppy - My Mascot 5/23/2009
225. You Are Gone Forever 4/13/2009
226. Standing Tall After A Fall 3/19/2009
227. Dad 9/2/2007
228. Cut And Paste 11/18/2009
229. Loneliness - A Senryu Suite 6/20/2011
230. It Is Time To Thank You...My Ph Friends 5/30/2009
231. World Environment Day 6/5/2009
232. Markets (Senryu) 8/8/2009
233. Neighbours 2/25/2009
234. On Tigers And Owls 5/28/2009
235. Entangled 5/7/2009
236. Good Old Donald Duck 6/12/2009
237. Writers' Block 4/7/2009
238. Goodbye 3/16/2009
239. The Thief (Senryu) 10/4/2009
240. Who Am I 1/29/2009

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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