Another Journey

We travelled light believing that
 There was always a chance we would
Unhindered by bags, travel back – –
Another you and another me
In a brand new coach, perhaps
Unburdened by a forgotten past
Praying that our broad gauge-dreams
Would not be derailed by sudden brakes
Hurling nurtured hopes beyond our reach – –
A blur of platforms left behind us
Waiting for the final flag
Our berths unslept in, still warm to touch.
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About VijayNair

I retired as Associate Professor, Department of English, Government Victoria College Palakkad, Kerala. I taught English Language and Literature in various colleges for 31 years. My Ph.D. thesis was on the plays of Wole Soyinka. My collections of verse include "The City and the Hermitage" (1988), "Doors Swing Open" (2008), "Eyes" (2010) and "Whispers of Light in Darkness" (2013). My poems have also appeared in the International Anthologies "I am a Poet" (2013), "With Love" (2013), "Synthesis" (2014) "Poetic Symphonies" (2015) and "Heavenly Hymns" (2015).

6 thoughts on “Another Journey

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    The author’s use of railway metaphors is particularly evocative, recalling for this reader the iconic scene from ” Casablanca ” where Bogart’s protagonist is left abandoned at the station platform by Ingrid Bergman.

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  2. tapeshwar

    Unalloyed, and believing a chance through past reminiscences; we win warmth ulterior to any hidden motive. Beautiful

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