Peace always

Peace always
It’s a fragile peace that
exists between us.
Something that can fall
to dust and powder
at a word. Nay,
even a glance or
thought. The value of this
we know and so
guard with our lives.

We pretend to be okay,
to talk, smile and go
through the motions of
civility, sometimes,
all the while cowering
hoping that nothing goes amiss,
that the glue which holds this
peace in place
remains forever.

Vineetha Mekkoth
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About Vineetha

Poet, writer, translator, editor Based in India. Has published poems in various anthologies. Is on the translators panel of the Kerala Sahitya Academy. Her poems have been included in the Brian Wrixon anthologies 'Words on the Winds of Change' and 'Women of One World'. She has also coauthored a poem with Gaurangi Patel which has been included in the 'Duet Anthology' brought out by XpressPublications. She has been selected for the ICOP Critics Award for March 2015 and her poem 'Reflections' is on the list of Highly Commended poems for the month selected by Destiny Poets, UK. In April 2015 her poem was published on the blog 'Incredible Women of India'. In the same month, April 2015, her poem 'Ashtavakra' was chosen as the Poem of the Month by Destiny Poets' International Community of Poets. In July 2015 her poem 'Nightscape' was one of the Highly recommended poems by Destiny Poets. So too in October 2015 her poem, 'Peace Always' was in the list of Highly Recommended poems by ICOP. Has been co-editor of 'Umbilical Chords: An Anthology on Parents Remembered'. Her debut poetry collection, 'Ashtavakra and Other Poems' was published in August 2017 by Authorspress, New Delhi

16 thoughts on “Peace always

  1. Sunil Sharma

    Vineetha is a new voice on the iconic Destiny Poets curated by the legendary Kasatkin known for spotting and nurturing talents world wide.
    Vineetha does not disappoint these standard expectations from DP-featured poets.
    This poem typically showcases her gifts poetic.
    Simple verbal canvas capturing the tensions, anxieties of post-modern homes and their ugly realities behind plastic smiles and silences.
    Veneers—exposed and pains bared.


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