On The Day Of Landslide

 

 

He came jetting over the

turbulent ocean waves

disembarked on his past

before his memoirs would

dry and disappear…

 

The truth and deceits of

an uncertain moment

began to whirl around him…

 

As if

from under the stone-heaps of

a level-slid heart

a shrilled scream fondled him

“Oh! My boy…”

 

In order to drown

with the streams of rains,

carrying the made up paper boats

“Look, your Bro is ready…”

while clapping and shrieking,

he kept frisking for his younger sis

who played hide and seek…

 

Grandma’s seism

clutching the teeth

pointing to the rain fevers

“The spirits will run on you”

are lashing with skinny rods…

 

“The Karkkidakam has come near

the fields are filled…”

Cutting straight,

the routes of concerns

the father- spade   

annoyed and shuddered…

 

 

“Ho! Everything lost…!

Are we to reap the chaff?”

The paddy field as a whole

swayed and staggered down

benumbed and blacked out…

 

The ‘Mailanjchi’ adorned 

palms of a would-be bride

in visual gestures

wept unsuppressed

“It isn’t me destined to you”…

 

The kid’s plays of

the generations to be born

through him

did hook certain muddy layers

and there, in some valley trapped

they shout …” Hidden, are we ……,

Find us…”

 

He now hastens to migrate

into a continent

where his birth identity is forfeited 

shouldering all the memory-exhibits…

realizing fully well

he is the only seed dried up

and preserved for a family tree

out of emptiness…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About GEETHA RAVINDRAN

Born on first Nov 1959 in Mumbai, INDIA. Had the schooling at Mumbai & graduated in Physics from Calicut University in Kerala. Married to M Ravindran. We have 2 boys , the elder is Lt. Commdr in Indian Navy & the younger boy is doing his MS ( Aero space) at IIT Chennai,India. I am working as a MATH Teacher at Kendriya Vidyalaya since 1980. I write poems in Malayalam, English & Hindi. Published a malayalam Poem collection "JWALA" in 2009. Many of my poems have been published in journals.

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