Fifty-seven Shades of You

All your life you always feel
Every scene will work out fine
And so you put your feet up
In the back row and recline
Until after the last reel

When all the lights come on
And you wake up suddenly to find
Your user-friendly body
Disobedient to your mind
But why fret? You’re not gone!

Not yet! Re-shoot! For though it is true
That treadmill and tablets will certainly
Not make you another man of steel
You will assuredly be
Some fifty-seven shades of you.

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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).

2 thoughts on “Fifty-seven Shades of You

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    Witty,insightful,delightful this poem covers an immense breadth of existential waters with a commendable lightness of poetic touch.

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