You Have Seen It All

You have seen it all–
The ingratitude of scattered children
The wind-swept promises
Of friends and foes
To keep in touch
 
A world turned upside down
By devoted hate
Unmoved by grace
Or fenceless love
You have seen it all
 
While the rain trickled through
The broken tiles
Of your timeless house
Your clear-eyed voice dispelled
The serenity of smug smiles
You have seen it all–
And awakened in us the rage
We had once senselessly
Drugged asleep,to escape
The sleight of hand of fate.
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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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