The Choice

Wandering between hostile worlds, we saw
Life’s photographs deserted by old friends
Homes lost in transit in the quest, and felt
What we long possessed, dispossessing us.
 
But surrounded by the halo of our dreams
We survived the suffering of the parched glance
And despair,bloated beyond belief–
After a lifetime’s bickering with our souls
 
We wait for winged messengers of morning
To refresh our senses,and help us shed
Our once carefully nurtured pretences:
We return to the choice of being ourselves.
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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 “The Choice

  1. Kumaara Sukeja

    A candid commentary–with a brilliant choice of words– on the frailties of human nature influencing the journey of life.

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