I speak in one voice
I speak in many voices
You hear me and cry
There is discord but no
There is but One Voice
That seems like many voices
And I laugh and cry
To hear of your follies
When will you learn
Oh! When will you I wonder
There is but One and only one voice
The tower that crumbled yesterday
It’s stones were gathered
You fled with them far away
Near and far they lie clattering
Too many tongues chattering
Your lessons you still have to learn
Your pride and arrogance unlearn
I wait for the day when you’ll see
When ocean and sky will be free
When no more towers will be raised or razed
For the day when you hear my voice

©Vineetha Mekkoth

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About Vineetha

Poet, writer, translator, editor Based in India. Has published poems in various anthologies. Is on the translators panel of the Kerala Sahitya Academy. Her poems have been included in the Brian Wrixon anthologies 'Words on the Winds of Change' and 'Women of One World'. She has also coauthored a poem with Gaurangi Patel which has been included in the 'Duet Anthology' brought out by XpressPublications. She has been selected for the ICOP Critics Award for March 2015 and her poem 'Reflections' is on the list of Highly Commended poems for the month selected by Destiny Poets, UK. In April 2015 her poem was published on the blog 'Incredible Women of India'. In the same month, April 2015, her poem 'Ashtavakra' was chosen as the Poem of the Month by Destiny Poets' International Community of Poets. In July 2015 her poem 'Nightscape' was one of the Highly recommended poems by Destiny Poets. So too in October 2015 her poem, 'Peace Always' was in the list of Highly Recommended poems by ICOP. Has been co-editor of 'Umbilical Chords: An Anthology on Parents Remembered'. Her debut poetry collection, 'Ashtavakra and Other Poems' was published in August 2017 by Authorspress, New Delhi

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