Category: poem

பயணம்

Payanam song cover image

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பாரென்னும் விரியலில்…
அதிகாலை வேளையில்…
அதிசய மாற்றம்…
கண்டேன்…

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காதலனின் பார்வையில்

Kadhalanin Paarvayil Cover

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பார்ப்பவை எல்லாம் பாலைவனம்,
பருகுபவை எல்லாம் கானல் நீர்.
வண்ணம் இல்லாத வானவில்,
நுரை இல்லா கடல்.

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தூங்காயோ என் கண்ணமுதே

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ஆராரிரோ...

தூங்காயோ என் கண்ணமுதே

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Relics from a Bygone Age

I remember that scent, sight and sound
From a time when life's pages had yet to turn
Playing in midday sun until we felt our skins burn
A handful of toys lost yet new friendships found.
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Dear Photograph

It was taken here, perhaps eons ago
Over by the building that stands no more.
A person stood by quivering, lips so pale,
Staring at a photo, with a silence stone cold.

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A Log on Fire

I stood by the ancient fire
One that the souls endure
Neither quelled, nor quenched
With a pang, my heart wrenched.

Started with a benign fondle
Sparked by a Love so pure
Oh ye mother, who stayed strong
How could your ember go so wrong?

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Finding my Sanity

I woke up one Sunday morning
Eager for mom’s special treat
It came without any warning
My life, now, had a whole new beat.

I walked out of my little home
Wanting to enjoy a quiet walk.
It was completely out of tone,
The chaos & the boisterous talk.

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A Song for the Unknown Child

I was born in someone’s womb,
Cherished, nourished and nurtured.
I have been in the shop of candy
Built a castle on the sea shore.

I loved the rocking horse,
Also the carousel at fun fair.
I’ve founded many realms, in play;
Lost countless hours in peekaboo.

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A Shortcut to Heaven

Hell’s gate opened up
Swallowing me in whole
Crazy as it may seem
’twas not too bad at all.

I followed the path hazy
Leading to nowhere sure.
The way was not that scenic
At least I wasn’t there alone.

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The Perfect Vision

I stood in front of a little wooden box
Mellow at first touch,
And coarse by the next
Curious, I slid open its crest.

It had two pairs of glasses
One rimmed with a golden frame
The other all rotten and rust
I decided, that try them I must.

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