Once Again


This is not
How it was meant to be:
A bittersweet moment
For suddenly
I sense
I have been here before
In this very room
Twenty-years ago:
It’s almost as though
I have been framed
In time’s cynical tableaux.

I shut my eyes and see
The truth untold:
How denying ourselves
The luxury of thought
We argued and fought
Treading on each other’s toes
Our inflated egos
Warring over who was wrong
And who was right
Through that shameful day
And unrepentant night.

I hear a sound
It’s the opening of a door
I relive the joy and pain
As I see you once again.

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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).

8 thoughts on “Once Again

  1. Nalini Srivastava

    AH!the sense of deja vu and nostalgia dripping out of words in this verse make it so appealing to me.

  2. louiskasatkin

    A powerful poetic counterpoint to the song Edith Piaf sang , ” Je ne regret rien “. Clearly there are times when in fact we all do.


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