When splendour sets

To the years
of flamboyant beauty
of endless romance
the courtship
I hold my head high.

To the pride of life
the ways we have treaded
the lessons the laughter
the burden the tears
I hold my head high.

To the times
I was loved enviously
lived to propagate the race
the wisdom of it all
I hold my head high.

To the nothingness of life
the wonder of it all
to the broken roads
I hold my head high.

To the life we were given
the life we led
the life we lead
the life to come
I hold my head high.

To the vanity of life
the lack of splendour
the emptiness
the will to exist
I hold my head high.

When you see me now
old and broken
emptied and crushed
I have moved a full circle.

I am holding my head high
spreading out my talents
leaving the show to the living
taking it slow for now
and waiting quietly for the dawn!

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About Dr.Mary Annie A.V.

Dr.Mary Annie A.V. hails from Trivandrum, India and writes under the pen name 'anna maria' . She hails from a family of writers . She holds a high official post in the University of Kerala,Trivandrum,India. She resides in India with her husband and three children. Her poems have been published in various e-magazines , print anthologies in India and abroad. She has two collections to her credit, titled "My Beads Unstrung" and 'More Beads Unstrung'. Her definition of a poem is : Virgin white paper raped. Rapt. Writing is her passion :)

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