Border Town

You say this land belongs to you.
I say it belongs to us.

Do roses bloom in your garden ?
Only weeds grow in mine ?

You murmur: “My blood is on this sand”
Are there castles on my land?

The river flows from our eyes
Reddens with the sword of time.

Come, stretch your hand
I cannot understand

How you and I have become
Strangers in our land.

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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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