Contemplation

As you stood on the platform and watched
The long-distance train leave without you
You asked yourself: ”Why did I remain?”
 
Sometimes, life poses unsettling questions
Which you really cannot answer without
Having to compromise with common sense
 
And the sudden choice you make
Doesn’t always take place in a space
The mind can calmly claim
 
As a territory it owns–
The heart moves in a stream
Mirroring forgotten selves
 
And faces that stir memories
And a ripple of voices
Asking you to remain.
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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 “Contemplation

  1. Monika Ajay Kaul

    Yes..Life certainly poses unsettling questions.
    But it certainly has answers too.. !!

    Thoughtful , heartfelt lines..Vijay Sir.

    Reply
  2. tapeshwar

    Memory is carved out of the forgotten past. Yet something remain of the concern that prove it’s existence in much of our remaining.

    Poignant.

    Reply

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