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POEM by Reeja

Discussion in 'Poetry' started by reeja, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. reeja

    reeja New IL'ite

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    Hi Ladies,
    Here is a poem by me written a couple of years back when I had to leave my home and stay in an alien land to do my MS.Hope you enjoy ....
    The Relic
    'T was in the midst of Summer,
    I left the house - that beautiful relic of love!
    I lived there once,dipped in happiness 'n' joy,
    Culminated in the ways of victories over and again ,
    Fully lost in thoughts and reveries ...
    Now I'm amidst of a savage civilization in arcade
    With squeamish array and blatant countenance.
    They pawn everything for momentary gains
    And crucify the love for adultery!
    There in the yonder land still the relic stands
    With it's enchanting looks!
    How often I want to go back and
    Peep through those blind windows
    Just to see the worm - eatern icons
    And feel the warmth of the darkness there.
    My yearning to bring back a handful of darkness
    And replant that behind my bed room-
    Where the mushy studs wait in silence
    Boasting of their flimsy affairs....

    How often I think of going back-
    To where I had left my desires....
    And to smell the frozen air at the wee hours of the day-
    ..... and turning myself into another relic forever.

    Love,
    Reeja
     
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  2. Tamildownunder

    Tamildownunder Bronze IL'ite

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    Dear reeja,

    Your poem reflects the apt feelings of people who go abroad for higher studies or job. Nicely worded it conveys the agony of cultural shock you faced when you say 'And crucify the love for adultry'. Some years back after my twin children left for U.S to do their M.S (they are now settled here in U.S), I vacated my apartment and just the noticed a writting on the back of the front door. My son who is now in New york had written ' Here once lived Ganesh' ( I was reminded of Russell Crow writting on the rocks similar sentance in the movie ' Cast Away') which echoed his feelings similar to what you have brought in your poem so vividly. Thanks for sharing it. I enjoyed reading it. Please write more.

    Regards,

    TDU
     
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    sujathae Senior IL'ite

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    Dear Reeja, Lovely poem which conveys the feelings of every person in an alien land. Certain things which we would never accept in our country we r forced to accept in the place where we live. Well done keep it up.

    kind regards,

    sujatha
     
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  4. reeja

    reeja New IL'ite

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    Hi Sujatha,
    Thanks. At times I feel it was my immaturity made me write it. After acouple of months of my stay there, I made great friends and started sharing an apt with a mexican american,an irish and a british!! Then i hardly looked at the things in the same perspective,though i'm a pure indian at heart.I feel,the shock comes at first then we moves on without bothering abt it.
    Regards,
    Reeja:wave
     
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