The certainty of uncertainty

How shall I know
When dead trees will produce fresh flowers
And when my beloved will come from the hills
And soothe this orphaned, bereaving soul
Oh, the cruel and kind fate!

How shall I know
When the breeze will be a typhoon
And when my beloved would turn red in anger
And thwart my dreams slitting my throat.
Oh, the cruel and kind fate!

How shall I know
When earth will break open
And when my beloved would become my foe
And leave me alone to wander on hills and valleys
Oh, the cruel and kind fate!

How shall I know
When the uncertain next second will be born
And when the uncertain love of my life would depart
With its green and blue bountiful beauty
Oh, the cruel and kind fate!

Nothing certain, nothing permanent
Travel with poise, travel with elan
Until you reach the end.

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About sweetshalini

Shalini Samuel was born in Kanyakumari, southern tip of India. After completing her schooling (2002) from St.Teresa’s MHSS, Kanyakumari, she graduated in Information Technology (2006) and took her Master’s in Computer Science from Noorul Islam College of Engineering (2008) , Kanyakumari. She has been writing poems from her school days. Her poetic pursuits took a pause during her college years.Writing journey of Shalini Samuel started again as a blogger and slowly crept into Muse India. Holding the branches firmly she ventured into poetry. Her poems got published in International journal Tajmahal review and she also contributed to Inklinks anthology. She is currently editing e-magazine Fragrance and more of her poems will be published in journals in near future. Contemporarily she is venturing into fiction and essays too. She has written few poems in her mother tongue Tamil. Her passions include photography, gardening and cooking. She loves to take challenges and learn from it. She is eager to learn and cherish all nook and corner of writing. Her poetry collection Sensible Scribblings published by Pothi.com http://pothi.com/pothi/book/ebook-shalini-samuel-sensible-scribblings

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