Today

We are scavengers feeding on the past
Digging the cold grave sentiments.
Rumination casts our vain glory to ever-last
Bulging a baggage of hoary sediments.

We are wanderers seeking perfection
Roving towards goals and victory.
The path twines and winds till the horizon
Raising the uncertainty and our misery.

We are blessings of this moment and now
Decked by hueful threads of memory and fantasy.
Today is the only truth time would allow
For us to re-enact our life built on fallacy.

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About Suma K Gopal

Suma hails from a village in Kerala, India, and writes in English and Malayalam. Her poems, written through those inevitable moments of change, are quiet expressions that help her unmask. Her poems have been published in various international anthologies including Inner Child Press International, Amaravati Prism, and xpresspublications/poiesisonline.com, and has written lyrics for music albums. Suma holds Master’s degree in English Language and Literature and has given poetry readings at a number of events. Suma began her career as a web journalist about two decades ago, but later she chose a profession in Human Resources, while poetry remains her passion.Suma is a South Indian classical musician, a certified executive coach and a senior Human Resources professional in a multinational organization based in Bangalore.

8 thoughts on “Today

  1. Amita Paul

    A deeply thoughtful poem which gains significance in the context of the recently marked All Souls’ Day , reminding us of our vainglorious ideas and the cold grave that is their end.

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  2. Pushmaotee Subrun

    We are scavengers feeding on the past
    Digging the cold grave sentiments.
    Rumination casts our vain glory to ever-last
    Bulging a baggage of hoary sediments…unfortunately, we human beings cannot get away with our scavenging on the past for we have deep sentiments dear poet! We fight with our might and main to live glorious moments but the bitter truth of life does haunt us often… your poem is superb!

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