An elixir for survival

Drumming in the head

Is a tune orchestrating

As if the thoughts embodied

Gulped in a quick thirst

Blended in and synchronized


Whirling in and out, spiraling

A multifarious reel of amusement!


Oh! In an unreal ticking of time

It’s now a callous out cry

Plummeting vilely

Lingers on and on deep

The ho hums hawking

Yes, for sure; there lies the prey

Sharp into the centre tumult it fell

Zipped in a huge carcass of sounds!


Agonized, it laments and squirms

Fretting, fuming and vaporizing

Paralyzed, lay abortive, abhorring!


Yes, the humming in an eclipsing note

It’s haunting in mercurial temper

 Steadying to chisel out

The every tit and bit in its assault

From that mortally handsome

Would sort and pick up piece a piece

Swallow in to a shell full of thoughts!


May the time hesitate to tick a while!

May it click a moment of spark!

On the facet of curtain fall

May it explode, as an escaped pray!

And emerge into the life.


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Born on first Nov 1959 in Mumbai, INDIA. Had the schooling at Mumbai & graduated in Physics from Calicut University in Kerala. Married to M Ravindran. We have 2 boys , the elder is Lt. Commdr in Indian Navy & the younger boy is doing his MS ( Aero space) at IIT Chennai,India. I am working as a MATH Teacher at Kendriya Vidyalaya since 1980. I write poems in Malayalam, English & Hindi. Published 5 malayalam Poem collections and one in English. Many of my poems have been published in journals.

6 thoughts on “An elixir for survival

  1. Maaya Dev

    Old wounds haunt and echo agony through recurring thoughts that longs for an eternal healing. An engaging poem one can relate easily with the engrossing expression.


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