Hangman

As the invisible COVID swallows up the world

We see death in disguise, looming

Is our ephemeral character called back?

When the End casts its darkest shadow

we dramatically see Life’s light

We struggle to break despair’s shackles

that deadbolt our lives down

We are playing hangman and guessing a word

From an unwritten chapter of life

Remember, every crucial move delays the noose.

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About Suma K Gopal

Suma hails from a village in Kerala, India, and writes in English and Malayalam. Her poems, written through those inevitable moments of change, are quiet expressions that help her unmask. Her poems have been published in various international anthologies including Inner Child Press International, Amaravati Prism, and xpresspublications/poiesisonline.com, and has written lyrics for music albums. Suma holds Master’s degree in English Language and Literature and has given poetry readings at a number of events. Suma began her career as a web journalist about two decades ago, but later she chose a profession in Human Resources, while poetry remains her passion.Suma is a South Indian classical musician, a certified executive coach and a senior Human Resources professional in a multinational organization based in Bangalore.

2 thoughts on “Hangman

  1. amitapaul

    A topical poem , but only the correct moves or in fact decisions to make no move even can delay the inevitable . Crucial decisions wrongly taken can be fatal in these troubled times .

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