Words

Words crying out for help
But lost in the crowd
Struggling to escape words
 
Words playing hide-and-seek
In the dark
Laughing all the way to the bank
 
Words shaking hands with words
Lying awake all night
Words dressed in white
 
Words covered in blood
Gasping for young breath
On hospital beds
 
Words nervously waiting for words
Whispering for a smile:
Words left unsaid.
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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).

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