If only I knew my destination

If only I knew my destination,

I would gather my wits
With my confidence in abundance,
I would proceed to it
With shiny grace and aplomb
Would for sure be knowing
What lies in my future….
But if only, if only…
I knew my destination.
I would search for all the possible paths,
Would travel far and wide in search too,
But emotional links tie me with
The chains of family ties..
I feel drawn to my home,
All the more every day every passing moment.
I long to go back to my filial connections,
And to the warm embrace of my now lonely home.
To seek comfort in its musty smell of decay,
And yet to find it soothing and comforting.
So, all the more, I decide to seek my forte,
And hence forth move on to my home sweet home,
With my young son in tow after me.
Waiting to reach back home, to its love and warmth.
Leaving behind all comforts of the big city,
In these homely comforts, one day,
I will find my small town girl’s salvation
And hence will finally end,
My long unending search for my destination’.

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About Nalini Srivastava

I am an Indian.I write to let go of myself.It is my catharsis.My biggest inspiration is my son and every passing moment of life.I am a teacher by profession and the way I love to write ,I love to teach.With my one solo poetry book already published "Feminine Musings" hope many more will see the light.

1 thought on “If only I knew my destination

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    The poem engages the reader’s attention and draws them into sharing the narrator’s quest to discover an existential destination.The line ,” I will find my small town girl’s salvation “, is both the poet’s as well as the reader’s epiphany.

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