History is taking a step back
And staring at

At who you were
And what you have become.
History is discovering

You may very well dislike:
Royal fetishes

Man-made famines
And footprints
On human faces.

History is exploring
How contemporary
History really is.

History is a journey
Without a destination
Or a destiny.

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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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