English Poetry

A collection of poems penned by Sudhām on a range of topics.

  • English Poetry

    Forever Indebted

    For caressing my curiosity beyond a tome For creating a home away from home For helping me get up after a fall For pushing me to give it my all For encouraging thought and creativity For ignoring acts of teenage proclivity For the angry glare and timely reprimand For simply saying “I understand” For making sure I became the best version of me For I couldn’t have made it this far had you just let me be

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    Mother

    I walk alone Trying to find a way back home I look for a landmark Yet I keep coming back to the start I am tired and strained The sights and sounds seem unfamiliar The shadows grow longer I am scared and frightened I see a light shining in the distance I open my eyes Yes, I am home A loving touch A hand runs its fingers through my hair It's you mother I am comforted by your tender loving care

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    A Date with a Memory

    How does one prepare To face impending despair What do you do When you know the blues are going to hit you You see the pages of calendar turn A date with a memory awaits Passing time hasn't yet healed the burns Of a day when you were hit by a cruel twist of fate You try to move on Carefully treading down memory lane Past flashing images of a loved one gone The heart laments, aches and pains The day passes punctuated with awkward silences With the mind and heart attempting conversation What one says the other refuses Each year its the same situation Someday the mind hopes the…

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    The Perfect Circle

    I pen these lines to say ‘Thank You’ on what my little one says is Friendship DayThere are indeed things to express and today’s as good as any other dayAlways maintained and truly believe that friends are the family one can chooseOur most potent weapons always ready at our behest to convince, corrupt or confuseTo all the friends who befriended me or I ever madeAt work, the university, the neighbourhood or first gradeClose or distant so many of you have had a role to playIn shaping me into the person I am from the proverbial clayTo those who really don’t fit the classical definition of a friendThe ones that are…

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    From A Distance

    How well do you have to know one For you to like and admire them Isn’t it easy to love such special someones Simply from the tales people tell of them The smile on one’s face the tear in the eye The signs of their rushing memory are hard to miss Unstoppable emotions hard as one may try Flooding consciousness especially on days like this The good die young they always say Short lives that shone real real bright Personalities that stood out everyday Testaments unto themselves if one might Nostalgia provokes often with a sting Why they had to go and we had to stay Nonetheless there’s no telling…

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    The Semal and The Storks

    Each year come the Ides of March The Red Silk Cotton starts to bloom ‘Tis then that the waiting starts For the winged guests to arrive Somehow this cycle of nature Hast created for me a sense of normal Indicators that all’s well in the world The flocking birds and the blooming Semal This year too there was the anxious wait I wondered if, for the tree had bloomed late Woke up this morning and the cynic had died The flocking birds brought my hope alive

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    Since You’ve Been Gone

    Since you’ve been goneBeen trying each dayTo find the strengthPick up the piecesAnd somehow move onDays run into daysYears begin to turn into yearsYes time has tried to be a friendBut the heartache won’t mendThere’s no easy wayI look aroundI see the world I’ve builtThe life I liveThere’s an emptinessDespite the happiness I foundSo much has changed for meYet so much has notMy first birthday had you carrying me in your armsAnd now my first one with you in my memory, my heart closer than you'll ever beMaybe it’s not going to changeThe way I feelGuess it’s meant to beThe emptiness is you driving meIt’s destiny even if it’s strangeSince…

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    Drifting

    Sometimes you are struck By a feeling that overwhelms A strange discomforting sense Of a total lack of control You are drifting The waters are calm You sense no turbulence Just an inexplicable fear Uneasy and unware You are still but sinking You seek happiness Peace and joy A good life You try maintain pace The ground beneath is shifting Get a grip You coax yourself Draw deep for strength Look around for motivation Believe there’s a silver lining Winds change direction Things fall into place You get dealt a good hand Hmmm you wonder if The tide is turning Green shoots around you Blue skies on the horizon You…

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    The Feeling

    I know I’ve known this feeling Way longer than I’ve known you The love I have for you inside me Runs miles deeper than I’ve ever shown you Should I have said these words Did I let you slip away without a fight When I so badly wanted to hold you Why didn’t I try? Try with all my might It wasn’t easy at all but I survived Learnt living with a constant craving Thought that I was setting you free Unaware it was I who needed saving What if things had happened differently Had I told you would you have stayed back Would this love have grown stronger If…

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    Memories

    Memories are like the rain At times, a passing drizzle That brings welcome relief At times, a downpour With no end in sight There are times You want to reach out And every drop That falls in your palms Sets you aflutter Yet on occasion You're caught unaware Drenched and lashed Soaked in muddy despair Washed green leaves Pitter and Patter Bring a song to your lip And a spring in your step Then there are gloomy dark days Not a ray breaking through Every droplet weighing you down Drowning you each passing minute Memories are like the rain A little, leaves you wanting for more A lot, and your…